For a Home
For a Home is an inquiry into the lives of Bengali immigrants residing in Jackson Heights, NY.
According to NYCgo, Jackson Heights is a melting pot. It has the making of a truly stunning neighborhood. However, the residents of Jackson Heights, especially those who are Bengali are impoverished.
Most families reside in a small one- bedroom apartment. But the four walls do not define their home. Their apartment buildings and streets become their homes. They occupy every corner and leave their imprint on every corner.
With this in mind a a photo essay was created documenting the homes of these Bengali immigrants. Although the series strictly focuses on Bengali homes, it resonates with immigrants from all over.