NAGALAND borders boundaries belonging

The old Assam of the 1940’s is now subdivided into the ‘Seven Sister’ states as a result of different tribal groups pushing for autonomy and is a politically sensitive region of disputed frontiers and borders, incursions and crossings.

In 2011 a number of states that had been subject to Protected, Restricted Area status opened up to lone travellers enabling me to journey to this remote and diverse region of Asia. The bookwork was inspired by the Angami area of Nagaland: and my fascination with the trans-cultural connections and collisions caused by war, migration and colonisation. The book was designed and printed letterpress at the London Centre for Book Arts and the images were produced from drawings done on location.