Not Your Average Bagpipe Band

The Swamibapa Pipe Band is an Indian American Scottish bagpipe band based in a Hindu temple in New Jersey. I made several portraits of the band members as part of a larger body of work that challenges audiences to reassess basic assumptions about identity and to regard each individual as solely defined by a personally chosen array of affiliations. 

These images recently appeared in The New York Times and you can read more about their story here.