Gauri Gill
India, b. 1970

I wished to make portraits of individuals—the taxi driver and shopkeeper and IT professional, also the magician, NYPD officer, DJ, rapper, farmer, drag queen, pharmacist, gas station attendant . . . remarkable people that may have their roots in one particular community, but represent only themselves.

Gauri Gill, in Gayatri Sinha and Paul Sternberger, “Where Is the Border? The Diasporic Experience,” in India: Public Places, Private Spaces: Contemporary Photography and Video Art (Newark, NJ: Newark Museum, 2007), 138.