With a casual portrait of her intended in hand, Arvinder Singh fell in love with just one look. But this wasn’t a love song or a romantic tale — it was real life in the early 1990s.
She was student in her 20s living with her family in the Punjab, India, when a letter arrived from her brother in America, along with a color snapshot of a young man — with long eyelashes and his hair concealed in a traditional Sikh turban — almost 8,000 miles away in New York.
Arvinder studied the photograph intently. “I saw a very handsome boy,” she recalls of that day in 1994 in At First Sight, a new short film about love and the power of printed photos.