Kaya Behkalam

Kaya Bekalam is a German born photographer raised in Bombay. His project entitled "I Once Fell In Love With Myself Being Somewhere Else" is shown below. A suitcase full of old precious photographs from a Syrian studio photographer fell into his hands during a research trip to Damascus. It contained images of people who never came to pick up the pictures they had ordered, staging themselves in front of idyllic and exotic landscapes. According to the photographer most of these customers were refugees from Iraq, but also army men coming to the country’s capital on vacation. Confronted with the question how to deal with the material and the representation of those depicted, he started a photographic meditation on the idea of disappearance.