About

Photographer and film director. Born in 1987 Doha, Qatar I grew up in the Middle East until relocating to the UK with my Mother to continue my education, studying a BA and MA at The University of Brighton.

My self-initiated projects explore the varying political, philosophical and social issues we face today, capturing images that present a truth, a reality, a human warmth, a theme recurrent in my work. Through the medium of portraiture, I seek to witness and record intimate moments of human emotion, exposing a reality that is unshielded and therefore authentic.

Selected for exhibit in 2014 & 2016 for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award. Shortlisted with an Honorary mention in 2016 for the Life Framer Photography Prize, ‘Youthhood’ Category. Published in 2014′s Creative Review Photography Annual and listed by TIME magazine’s Lightbox in ’22 of this Years best Portraits’.

Awarded a development grant from Doha Film Institute for my first narrative feature film ‘Hitch 60′. The project was invited by DFI for participation in QUMRA Film Festival in 2017 & 2018.

 

AWARDS

2018 | Official Selection, Short Film, QUMRA Film Festival

2017 | Grazia Arabia, Cover of the Year
2017 | Official Selection, Feature Films, QUMRA Film Festival

2016 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
2016 | Shortlisted with Honorary Mention, Life Framer Youthhood Award
2016 | Development Feature Narrative Grant Awardee, Doha Film Institute
2016 | La Fémis – Gulf Summer University Scholarship

2015 | Fire Station Artist in Resident 15/16

2014 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
2014 | AOP Photography Award
2014 | Al-Thani Award

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2018 | Contemporary Art Qatar. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St Petersburg, Russia
2018 | Contemporary Art Qatar. Kraftwerk, Berlin, Germany

2017 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The Beaney, Canterbury, UK
2017 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens, UK

2016 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2016 | Anima. The Printspace Gallery, London, UK
2016 | AlBahie Summer Exhibition. Katara, Qatar
2016 | Artists in Residence Exhibition. Garage Gallery, Fire Station Building, Qatar

2015 | New Angles; New Perspectives. Museum of Islamic Art Park, Qatar
2015 | New Angles; New Perspectives. Qatar Photographic Society. Katara, Qatar
2015 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Millennium Gallery, Museum of Sheffield, UK
2015 | Huna Hunak. Al Riwaq Exhibition Space, Doha, Qatar

2014 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2014 | AOP Photography Awards. Business Design Centre, London, UK

 

PRESS/MAGAZINES/ONLINE

Creative Review
Grazia Arabia
Vogue Italia
T Magazine, Qatar
Azure Magazine
Where London Magazine
Le Monde
Der Spiegel
The Guardian
The Telegraph
Gulf Times
Al Raya
The Peninsula
Qatar Tribune
Taylor Wessing Photography Annual
TIME Lightbox – 22 of This Years Best Portraits Read More

BOOKS

Al-Thani Awards 2014