These bags are not for samosas

This work is by the London based artist and activist Sofia Karim.

These are samosa packets. Something that street vendors make from scrap paper back in India.

One day she found a packet with information about a court case on it.

From then on, these bags became a form of resistance for Karim. A method of distributing truth that the media may not cover or the government may not want others to share.

She began making these bags as her own form of protest after the wrongful imprisonment of her uncle, photographer Shahidul Alam, in Bangladesh in 2018.

Karim’s work is currently being shown at the Victoria and Albert Museum as part of the Jameel prize. It is a triennial award for contemporary art and design inspired by the Islamic tradition.

For Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

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