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Art Alert: Photography exhibition Kenya Aesthetics to open at Arcade gallery

The fashion photographer was inspired by Kenya's aesthetic and captures it in her photo series

Ahram Online , Sunday 5 May 2019
Kenyan Aesthetics exhibition by photographer Amina Zaher (Photo: part of promotional material)
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A photography exhibition by fashion photographer Amina Zaher titled Kenya Aesthetics will open at Arcade gallery.

Zaher's visit to Kenya inspired a series of photographs that capture the visual richness of Africa's colours.

Her work is an interplay on Nairobi's urban aspects that exist in parallel with the Maasai tribes and their well-maintained traditions and culture, and how both realities correlate.

"As I photographed the amazing people of the Maasai tribes, these elements fell in place so organically and with no real staging or deliberation," Zaher says of the works in the exhibition.

"It was not staged fashion photography nor was it candid documentary photography, it was a mutual visual, aesthetic and intimate conversation," the photographer says in her statement.

She captures the elegance of lines and sensual intimacy through her brightly coloured photos.

Zaher is a fashion photographer based in Cairo. She studied at the New York Film Academy in 2014.

Her work has been published in several international magazines such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, ELLE, LUCY's Magazine and Jute Magazine, among others.

The show opens on Wednesday 15 May at 8pm and closes on 30 May
Open from 12- 5pm and 8-11pm, except Friday by appointment
Arcade gallery, 25 Orabi St., off Port Said, Maadi, Cairo

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