A CONVERSATION WITH SHAIMA AL-TAMIMI:
SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2021
4PM DOHA/9AM EST BOOK NOW:
Join artist Shaima Al-Tamimi - a Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project Award recipient - and Tasweer’s Senior Curator Maryam Hassan Al-Thani in conversation about Shaima's approach to photographing cultural issues through personal storytelling. Focused on her project ‘Don't get too comfortable’ - a photo narrative video letter that she currently producing - they will also discuss the progress of Shaima's work since her first long-term project ‘As if we never came’, where she delved into her ancestral journey, and her current project that is evolving into a multi-sensory and multi-platform experience.
ABOUT SHAIMA AL-TAMIMI:
Shaima Al-Tamimi is a Yemeni-Kenyan visual storyteller based in the GCC. Her work is inspired by social and cultural issues reflective of her own personal story. She explores themes relating to patterns and impacts of migration, identity, and culinary culture. Through the mediums of photography, film, and writing - and via a deeply rooted documentary approach - Shaima merges historical and family archives with present-day portraits and visuals to create vivid narratives, offering a unique perspective on the life stories of her subjects. She is currently a PSJ 2020 Fellow at the Magnum Foundation. Her project ‘As if we never came’ was supported by the Arab Documentary Photography program via AFAC and the Prince Claus Fund.
Shaima Al-Tamimi, Baba's Suitcase, As if we never came, 2019
Shaima Al-Tamimi, Honey, I'm home, 2019