Samira Kafala is a British photographer based in Amsterdam. She holds a BA from Bath College of Art and a MFA from Chelsea School of Art.
Like all women I experience what Elizabeth Debold calls ‘the strange and sometimes enraging sense of living in a culture that rarely reflects one’s priorities, concerns and deeper desires’. I makes photographs to counteract this process of denial and to reposition my experience as central.
Using nature as a starting point I photograph on medium format film with available light and found scenarios. The analogue process (by necessity slow and considered) allows the time and space to rework familiar motifs and thread them through with my personal interpretation of reality.
I am looking for images that eschew a linear reading and are detached from a specific narrative, which when seen together enquire into the possibility of a web of meaning just beyond our everyday perception.
PYLOT OPEN CALL
STUMPED: THE PHOTOGRAPHERS’ GALLERY
HET PAROOL / Translated from Dutch