Visual Art

I went from travel and documentary photography to experimenting with mixed media on photographs in a span of 6 years in Sudan. Having started out exploring Khartoum with the perspective of a newly returned daughter, clunky Canon A1 camera in hand, a pocketful of film rolls and a white schoolgirl scarf wrapped clumsily around my head. I sought positive affirmations. Knowing where I was and who I was, came about through this exploration of the country and its people.  After four collections and several solo exhibitions paired with solid experience in documentary photography for the development and humanitarian aid sectors, I dusted off my khakis and put away my sandals, setting my sights on the global north. In the spring of 2013, I completed a guest student year at the  Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Sweden. I applied to the college after a surprise interview with Sweden’s public TV channel SVT. While there, I acquired new video editing techniques and began silkscreen printing for my project, Nora’s Cloth.