Kaloti Parmjit, 2012 by Louise Whelan

image of Kaloti Parmjit 2012 by Louise Whelan

Artist's statement

This is a portrait of Kaloti Parmjit taken on the stairs leading to the temple at the Australian Sikh Association in Glenwood, New South Wales. The association is the largest registered body of the Sikhs in the Southern Hemisphere. I have photographed the Sikh community as part of a social documentary project for the State Library of New South Wales. The Sikhs’ ideals are based on equality, sharing, and the oneness of all humankind. The Sikh people I have meet are generous, warm and honest; they treat me like an old friend. The serenity of the temple and its people is most inviting.