Women photographers exhibition 2016
Latifa Al Shakar
Born in 1987 in Bahrain, Latifa Al Shakar studied at the London College of Communication and completed her BA at London South Bank University in 2010. She undertook various courses including Darkroom photography at Parsons School of Art and Design, New York (2007) and was one of 13 photographers selected for New York's International Centre of Photography's, 'Art of the Photo Essay' 2012.
In this series, her photography documents her travel to specific places - focusing on people and subcultures impacted by current social and political conditions. This selection of work presents imagery of her documentation of 5 particular cities - Cairo, Beirut, New York, Colombia, and Bahrain. In turn, we are given insight into Latifa's impression of these places and her observation of the similarities between the cultures and people. In doing so, her work echoes concepts that exist beyond borders, regardless of nationality, and of the social and political systems that are relevant to and affect all of us.