Protection: A Photographic Look at Immigrant Life in Britain

Protection from Dimple Patel on Vimeo.

In an attempt to reconcile feelings of sadness and anger towards her parents, Kajal Nisha Patel uses her photography to explore the expectations, duty, love and modesty, which color her everyday life as a British-born Asian woman. Kajal attempts to understand the emotional disconnection she feels from those who mean the most to her.

Her observations are captured through sacred moments of physical, emotional and social contact between family members, especially, mothers and their children.

If you enjoy the photography in this film, visit to see more of her work.

Fi2W is supported by the New York Community Trust and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with additional support from the Ralph E. Odgen Foundation and the Sirus Fund. 

AboutDimple Patel
Dimple is a producer for BBC Local Radio in the East Midlands, England. She works with the U.K.'s biggest volunteering and training charity, Community Service Volunteers, producing media campaigns which focus on social action and raising awareness of local issues. Dimple is British, of Indian heritage. She is a culture vulture.