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 in 2016 and 2014 for the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Award. Shortlisted with Honorary mention in 2016 for the Life Framer Photography Prize, in the ‘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 (DFI) for my first narrative feature film ‘Hitch 60′ based on the life of my mother and her best friend in the 1960s. The project has been invited by DFI for participation in QUMRA 2017 and will receive mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development from international film industry experts. Recently completed the Gulf Summer University scholarship in 2016 to study at France’s National Film school, La Fémis, ranked one of the top 10 film schools in the world by ‘The Hollywood Reporter’.

Represented by East Wing.

 

AWARDS

2017 | Official Selection, 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

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

2016 | Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. The National Portrait Gallery, London, UK
2016 | Anima. The Printspace Gallery, London
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

Creative Review
Vogue Italia
T Magazine Qatar
Azure Magazine
Where London Magazine
Gulf Times
The Peninsula
Qatar Tribune
Taylor Wessing Photography Annual
TIME Lightbox – 22 of This Years Best Portraits Read More

BOOKS

Al-Thani Awards 2014