The Wandering Burkha

Because some peeps have trouble reading the online issue, here’s the story I wrote for Punctum. It accompanies photographs taken by the Thai photographer Ampannee Satoh, who shot the series to protest against the French government’s law that bans wearing the burqa in public. I’m not sure if the story works if you don’t see the photos, but here we go… The Wandering Burkha The bastards were shutting down early.┬áThere were usually at least eight paanwallahs on this little stretch and till last week, not one of them would even think of shutting shop before midnight. The first to fold … Continue reading The Wandering Burkha