Sara Hylton

Canadian storyteller focusing on gender + human rights |
       
A Temporary Home
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Nationality: Canadian
Biography: Sara Hylton is an award-winning Canadian freelance artist represented by Redux Pictures.   She completed a post-graduate certificate in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the International Center of Photography and also holds a... read on
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A Temporary Home

Each day, 23 million passengers are connected across the Indian peninsula on one of the world’s largest railway networks. Initially introduced in 1853 by the British to transport cotton and troops, India’s railway system is a significant part of the country’s colonial history and social fabric. Despite India’s growing economy, middle class, and domestic airline industry, its trains remain an important cultural pillar and means of transportation.

Often transporting people over the length of days from one end of the country to the other, the train becomes a temporary home for many migrant workers, families, missionaries, and beggars. In this space there is a sense of timelessness and passengers of different castes, classes, and religions occupy a temporary home together.

It is in this space of timelessness and oneness among passengers that I sought to capture. I chose significant routes journeying from the North of the country to the South, documenting the culture of the train and the passengers who inhabit it.

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Visura Grant

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By Sara Hylton — Midwood, Brooklyn, home to the largest Pakistani community in New York was, and continues to be, one of the many Muslim communities around New York..
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