Lagos born to Palestinian Jordanian parents, I spent my early years between Lagos and Amman. My interest in cross-cultures led me to pursue a degree in International Studies at American University in Washington DC. Upon graduation, I returned to Amman to work and soon found a passion for tourism development. My professional career led me to specialise in the relationship between travel and photography. Influenced by my growing interest in the impact of imagery I completed an MA in Photography and Design at ELISAVA, Barcelona.
I am most interested in exploring the role of imagery in every aspect of our lives. Be it the mundane everyday relationship we have with images, or to how we use visual language to understand the world, it’s people and events. The time I spent between Africa, the Middle East, US and Europe is the main source of inspiration for my work. I am interested in drawing links between the ends of the worlds through studying our visual history. I work in performative ways that acknowledge the presence of the camera and question the role of photographic representation.
2017 MA in Photography & Design, ELISAVA, Barcelona
2012 BA International Studies and Minor Studio Arts, American University, Washington DC
2018 ‘Bedu’, National Gallery of Arts, Amman
2018 ‘Bedu’, Gulf Photo Plus, Dubai
2018 ‘Family of No Man’, Les Rencontres de la Photographie Arles, Arles
2018 ‘(S)pace’, Fine Art Igualada, Igualada
2017 ‘Greetings from Barcelona‘, DOC field, Barcelona
2017 ‘The Very Best of‘, Festival Photogenic, Barcelona
2017 ‘Final Degree Show‘, ELISAVA, Barcelona
2017 ‘Ocupar – Habitar‘, Museu Can Framis, Barcelona
2017 ‘Gotic Delights‘, Pati llimona, Barcelona
2018 Professional Edition’s Award in Silver Category, ELISAVA, Barcelona