The Dark Ages

PhotographerGhada Khunji
Prize3rd Place in People / Self-Portrait
City/Countrybrooklyn, United States
Photo Date2015-2016
Technical Infocanvas print, lace, wood,
Entry Description

In this new series, a far departure from my usual unadulterated mili second moment of documentary, I’m not only exploring my vantage point on Islam but more importantly, how our minds have become so accustomed to certain symbols that we forget to see what’s on the surface. One layer is put on top of another and at some point it gets so multi layered that each one distorts it even further. It’s like the photoshop process I’m using currently. These pieces are my self portraits, like they always are, a reflection of myself and this World I encompass. I feel ready to expose my identity as a human, a woman, a muslim and so on. This is merely my view point, my personal menagerie of moments, thoughts, fears and experiences that have ushered me along. After all, God is in all of us.