Beit Baba Hisham
Artist photographer Amira Nazer, grew up in Jeddah and currently resides in New York.
This dual experience infiltrates parts of her work. Her photography delves into several notions that contrast yet compliment each other in Nazer’s art. From tradition and modernity, memories and escapism, freedom and constraints, to fragility and strength, these dualities seep into her beautifully captured and enchanting images.
Nazer’s eye frames with subtlety and allure her observations. Whether objects, an interior, a person, a moment or a landscape, depictions move beyond what is being portrayed, and into uncovering the layers of thoughts or social issues that embody her engaging visuals. Amira Nazer’s beautiful and ethereal photography draws you in, releasing and capturing emotions that unravel themselves through the shadows and the light, the movement and the stillness.
In Beit Baba Hisham, Amira Nazer pictures her grandfather’s house in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Her photographs of objects and interiors, feel as though they are silent moments waiting to speak, with her art showcasing how an object or a place can shape us and release our memories.
Her lens captures the everyday or familiar perspectives, that may go unnoticed, but are noticed by the artist, reinforcing the notion that feelings can be through objects and places when we associate them to those we love, reminding us of past moments and projecting us into the future, thinking of unknown times that these places and objects will have.
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For more of Amira Nazer's work @mira.a.mira