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The Dark Ages & FaRIDA

Ghada Khunji | Bahrain

Our Last Supper

The Dark Ages

Our minds have become so accustomed to certain symbols that we forget to see what’s on the surface.

Most can identify a Mc as burgers, blue cans as Pepsi, and red cans as Coke. It’s easy to misjudge an appearance; if one is desperately searching for the needle in the haystack; he will find it!

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 viewpoint, my personal menagerie of moments, thoughts, fears and experiences that have ushered me along. 

FaRIDA

 Frida Kahlo embodied an enduring and essential investigation of personhood and the world around her.

The moment when an artist looks into the mirror and experiments with reflection and seeing, she sees oneself. And maybe she sees another, and maybe she sees where the twain can meet. One artist’s story can create a conversation: years later and a sea apart, this is how FaRIDA came to be.

 

 

 

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Ghada Khunji (b.1967, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain)

 

Ghada Khunji is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design and the International Center

of Photography's Documentary Program, both in New York. She started her career in the

early nineties as a freelance photographer in the fashion industry in New York City, and

spent two years as a research assistant for photo agencies, including Black Star and

Magnum, followed by eight years as a printer and print manager for a high profile

clientele including Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel.

 

Khunji’s photographs are known for documenting both landscapes and people from all

over the world and the inherent dignity of the human element. In her latest work she

focuses the lens on herself by exploring her innermost feelings, thoughts and identity as a

woman.

 

Khunji is the recipient of a significant number of awards, including the Lucie Discovery

of the Year (dubbed, The Oscars of Photography), American Photo Magazine’s Image of the Year Award, as well

as the Golden Lights Award for Travel. She has exhibited widely in the US and Europe ,

and in recent years, in London, Spain,Italy, France and throughout the Middle East.

email: gkhunji@hotmail.com

instagram: gkhunji

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