Dear Constantinos- ongoing series, 2017, 2 photographic prints, 16.53 in x 11.69 in


Dear Constantinos is a fictional correspondence from my grandfather, a hobby analog photographer who obsessively photographed the city of Islamabad from the 1980’s to early 2000’s to Constantinos A. Doxiadis, the Greek urban planner who designed the capital of Pakistan, Islamabad. Islamabad’s urbanscape and architecture represents the epitome of South Asian modernity and performs the problematic foreign policies of Pakistan in the last 50 years. Using the postcards from my uncle’s failed tourism company, “Trans-Pakistan”, which used my grandfather’s imagery of the city, this correspondence is a strategy in repurposing a failed object. The company dissolved due to instability and implications of the War in Terror in the early 2000’s.