“I’ve managed to break a few boundaries along the way”: Meet the blind photographer who captured this year’s Paralympians

“I had a late one last night... working, you know how it is,” he reveals. “I’m only just out of my student days so a ‘late one’ for me means I was very drunk at the pub,” I reply. This is how I embarrassingly start my conversation with the photographer Ian Treherne. I’m embarrassed because Ian is so cool and collected. Luckily he finds my blunder funny. I swiftly move on. Ian is a blind photographer; he has a visual impairment and is passionate about image making. He was born profoundly deaf an

Wendy Owusu quietly explores the rich history of Black hairstyles through the lens of a camera

What did you find difficult about filming Hidden Heritages, and what did you find enjoyable about it? Filming Hidden Heritages was difficult in several aspects. The shooting took place during the pandemic so organising a team was very stressful. I was worried about the governmental restrictions, or about someone getting Covid. I had to find financial support for the material cost. It was also my first time directing a film, so when you think about an image in your head and then you execute it,

Beirut-born Yasmina Hilal organically creates mixed media collages – cutting, gluing and sewing away from digital manipulation

On 13 April 1975, a bus travelling from a rally in Beirut carrying Palestinian militants was stopped by gunmen from a right-wing Lebanese party. 22 Palestinians were shot dead, sparking the Lebanese civil war. Although political turbulence had haunted the city throughout its history, the civil war demarcated a brutal and seismic rift between the many varying social groups in Beirut. Despite this, the city has been and remains a constant meeting point for the world’s greatest artists and intellec

Hana Gamal draws our attention to the significant and overlooked role women play in Egyptian agriculture

In Cairo, it’s the smell of diesel that hits you first. Second to that is the noise: street vendors, car horns, the five AM prayer calls. It’s a beautiful and irreverent city that has been home to some of the world’s most influential people. But at a certain point, it can become overwhelming, “with all its madness and absurdity,” says Hana Gamal. Here’s where the photographer’s project Green Grass comes in, offering respite from the dizzying movements of Cairo’s streets. Before she had her phot
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