Khadija Saye is a contemporary artist working with a variety of photographic processes. Born and raised in London, coming from a mixed faith and multi cultural background has influenced her practice to be an ongoing exploration of identity and how we utilise our unique perspectives to create change within our communities and further afield. This conflicting and corresponding nature of life has been vital to the way she engages with photography, questioning the hybrid embrace of history, culture and spirituality.
Saye’s practice explores political and social issues alongside concepts of race, gender and cultural aesthetics. Her work frequently involves cultural exchanges and intercultural connection, taking a personal and intimate approach to connecting and communicating with other cultures and individuals. These works range from unconventional styles of representation and formal portrait techniques to works that embody and characterise her cultural experiences.
The idea of dialogue and shifting perspectives is integral to Saye’s work, connecting the broader social questions to the creative process. Her work seeks to give expression to the human visual instinct that can function at levels uninviting to spoken or literary expression. Using the lens of an interconnected world, Saye’s subjects take on a fresh light, a collective truth about the human soul and our relationship in a global international community.
Khadija Saye completed a BA in Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. She lives and works in London.