Photo Album

Relationship: Im/migrant

My family brought this photo album with us when we moved here. Photos are the best way to keep our memories alive.  Sometimes, when we see our old pictures, they make us happy and give us reason to smile. In our family album, there are pictures of my family and my relatives and me. There are pictures of me at every birthday and family event. Whenever my family gathers, we take out the album and look at our old photos. My parents tell us stories about our childhood adventures. I see myself at every stage of growth, from infancy to now and also see pictures of my grandfather and grandmother, who are no longer living. My album is significant for my family and me because it triggers our memories and it is ongoing. Nowadays, we still add pictures to our album.

Place(s): New York

– Ishtiaq Khan

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant