Ganga Nepal
Ganga Nepal

In traditional Nepali clothes I pose with my sister. We wore America style clothes in the refugee camps. This is a picture of an album she has. I put the album on my floor in my apartment to take the picture. The floor in the refugee camps in Nepal were dirt- very different from the carpet here.

Mongoli Gurung
Mongoli Gurung
Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal

"All that I owe, I owe to my angel mother."

Mongoli Gurung
Mongoli Gurung
Dhan Gurung
Dhan Gurung

I took this picture of the computer screen. This is Gurung cultural dance according to the culture and caste system. They want to make the God Buddha happy by dancing.

Pingala Khanal
Pingala Khanal

Remembering: In this series of photos the women reminisce of the friends, family and places they left behind. Refugees often occupy two spaces - their current home here in Denver, as well as the memories of people and places they left behind. Photos taken of images of the computer screens were a common theme in the women’s photos; a thread that keeps the women connected to home.  Some of the women have family scattered across the globe. One woman has a sister in Australia and parents in New York. Another still has family in Bhutan.