Maryam Wahid


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Maryam Wahid (b.1995) lives and works in the West Midlands. Using the art of photography, Wahid’s work looks into her identity as a British Pakistani Muslim woman.

She expresses the origins of the Pakistani community in her hometown Birmingham (UK) by exploring her deeply rooted family history; and the mass integration of migrants within the United Kingdom. Her work explores the female identity, the history of the South Asian community in Britain and the notion of home and belonging.

Wahid has been awarded the Portrait of Britain by the British Journal of Photography (2018), Magenta Flash Forward (2019) and Format Reviewers Award (2020). She has shown her work at Free Range Shows London (2018), Museum of Gdańsk (2019) and The New Art Gallery Walsall (2019-2020). Most recently she judged the Hold Still 2020 competition with the Duchess of Cambridge, Lemn Sissay (Writer and Poet), Ruth May
(Head of NHS) for the National Portrait Gallery.

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