Blood and Water - Graduate Collection

“Where do you come from exactly? Do you miss your real parents?” Blood is thicker than water according to the well-known maxim, but as an adoptee it doesn’t ring true. With an appearance that deviates from what is considered Swedish I often get asked personal questions about my background by people I do not know. Hearing someone shout ’ching chang chong’on the street and being expected to laugh at clumsy Asian caricatures is bread and butter to me, but is it acceptable? This collection is a physical manifestation of those verbal assaults and the will to fight back.

Photos by Kristian Löveborg.