'There Are Things I Call Home' Captures a Childhood Home

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Oct 16, 2014
References: fotovisura & featureshoot
There Are Things I Call Home is a fascinating photo series, captured by New Delhi, India-based photographer Chandan Gomes, that seeks to compare his humble upbringing with his elite education. Gomes grew up in a run-down single-room home in a modest Delhi neighborhood, yet enjoyed schooling in the city's elite institutions.

The photographs are interesting in that they capture objects and possessions associate with a prestigious education yet located in a distinctly humble home environment. It is this kind of contrast that made it difficult for Gomes to reconcile the two worlds he inhabited, causing him to ultimately discard the idea of 'home'.

There Are Things I Call Home seeks to reconcile the two worlds again by leveraging the photographer's evolving identity and maturity.