In June I photographed the Women’s March on Downing Street against the DUP deal, which eventually merged with other protests – culminating in a series of moving and powerful open mic talks on the street from protesters on everything from Grenfell and the Tories to abortion rights.
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.
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.
I shot a series of portraits to go with Amelia Abraham’s Refinery 29 feature on couples who’ve been together for more than fifty years.
I recently shot campaign images for new BBC show Queer Britain, a series looking at queer life across the UK presented by the lovely Riyadh Khalaf.
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.”