Aunties with swag
July 8, 2014 9:47 PM Subscribe
Upping the Aunty
, a photography project by Indian-born, Toronto-raised artist Meera SethiMore about the project
: "In South Asian culture, an aunty may or may not be a biological relation. She may be a friend of the family or a stranger. But if she is older than you – old enough to be your mother’s friend – then she is accorded the status of aunty. Neither our mothers nor part of our peer group, aunties may be trusted confidantes or gatekeepers of social decorum. With the new work, I will pay homage to the fabulousness of aunty style and the importance of their role as transmitters of social and cultural knowledge and practices."