Writer and photographer Perwana Nazif’s works revolve around her identity as a first generation Afghan-American woman. Based in California and London, Perwana is particularly interested in the idea of self-representation and the reclamation of media portrayals of people of color. Her film photography includes portraiture and abstractions as well as meditations on gender and diasporic identity. In her photography we see a hardened and desensitized ethereality that refuses to be typecast. The essence of her photography displays a unique command behind the lens that is highly self-aware and controlled, conveying an active and critical realism that explores both the metaphysical and the in-between of binaries.
Images courtesy of Perwana Nazif