Magenta Flash Forward Awards

I was really happy to find out recently that I’m on the UK winners’ list for the Magenta Flash Forward Awards 2017, having been nominated for my ongoing project Parade. Flash Forward is an annual competition that showcases the work being created by the very best emerging photographers from Canada, the UK and the US. Every year, judges from each of the participating countries review the submitted work and identify the young people that they believe show promise as professional fine art or documentary photographers.

Parade exhibition at Mois de la Photo /Off, Paris

A preview exhibition of my project Parade was held at Studios Paris gallery in Montmartre from April 1st – 29th. Initially shown over the opening weekend of Le Mois de la Photo / Off festival, it was then selected to run for the full festival month. Parade was hosted by Alisa Gallery curation.

Portraits of Glamrou for Cause & Effect magazine

A selection of portraits I shot for Cause & Effect magazine to go alongside Glamrou’s article on “how I use drag to continually process my feelings of displacement as a queer Iraqi immigrant in the U.K., constantly in aesthetic flux between East & West in an attempt to stitch all sides of my identity together. Too Western for the Middle-East; too Middle Eastern for the West.”