RIAD

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs

Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


Archival pigment print on photo rag pearl paper

111.8 x 90.2 cm

44 x 35.5 in

Edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs


As-Salamu Alayki (Peace Be Upon You), 2017

Fatiha (Post-Anterior Medium), 2017

Sadaka (Inter-relational Subjectivity), 2017

Oum (Mother), 2017

In Memoriam (Her), 2017

In Memoriam (Him), 2017

Nafourat Chabab (Spring of Youth), 2017

Houma Bjouj (Comeradeship in Love), 2017

Haya Jat (Starifixion), 2017

M’serha (Lying in Action), 2017

I’Qra (Your Unfortunate Circumstance), 2017

El Guelsa (Severity in Deference), 2017

El Makla Dial Lweld (Nurture), 2017

Ghadi Imshi (Grieving Relief), 2017

Falaq, Kauthar (Discourse of the Capital), 2017

M’sha F’halo (Exhaust), 2017

Malakti (Titan), 2017

Hammam (Black Bath), 2017

Garro (Cigarettes in Green Chair), 2017

Shems (Morning Glory), 2017

Wa Alayki As-Salam (And Unto You Peace), 2017

RIAD

Upon entering a self-contained world, we step into a space where the rules are changed. Challenges to historical representations of identity, gender, and power run deep where one subconsciously leans to a Western othering, toned by knowledge patterned by exposure only to extremes.

The depiction of a bygone era is sometimes absurd, surreal in the way that childhood reminiscences are often cinematic. The intensity of the bond between kin, and to each scene, inspires a performance, a glimpse of what once was. The analog photographic practice fosters a visual intimacy that is palpable, built up and experienced in the moment. The riad, the ancestral home, becomes an island of calm and beauty, autonomy and power, a reality of its own. Framed by references to world events that inform its contemporaneity, confronting the Western view of what it means to be in and of Islamic culture, the image acts as catalyst, as iconography, as visual language .

Binding it all are the subjects, the family, the women; they are the human embodiment of the Riad.


There is no single Muslim reality.