28 October 2016
We gathered in sadness.
We gathered in grief.
We gathered in our cultural diversity
We gathered to mourn the death of Manmeet Alishar.
We gathered to light candles in the darkness of unanswered questions
We gathered to comfort each other in the midst of distress.
We gathered with our bus drivers and cab drivers to acknowledge their service and great spirit.
We gathered with First Nations Peoples for a smoking ceremony to cleanse the place of an unspeakable act.
We gathered because we are human.
As a community photographer I look for ways to share my images with those who appear in my lens. This often happens at exhibitions, publication and through my online albums.
One year after we mourned this tragedy I have been honoured to have one of my works selected by Brisbane City Council as part of the memorial plaque to the late Manmeet Alisher (Sharma) in Moorooka.
I covered the original memorial service after Manmeet’s tragic death and my reflections and images were included on the SBS Punjabi website.
The public display of my work in this setting is an honour and a witness to my commitment to cultural diversity and friendship with the Punjabi community