Ugandan- Asian photographer
Zarina Bhimji is an Ugandan-Asian photographer whose work focuses on landscape and architecture with the aim of reflecting the human histories in them. With a focus on capturing specific moments in time, Zarina uses light, colour and texture to explore ideas of institution and inheritance.
In her most recent survey, Lead White, she uses editing and physical crafts, such as embroidery, to focus on the details of the many national archives that she has visited over the past decade. These details include words, embossing and stamps with the aim of exploring the different ways the archives are classified and what this suggests about institutional identity.
Zarina is being featured in the Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition (which opens in October this year) and Sarjahart Art Foundation is currently hosting Zarina Bhimji: Black Pocket, an exhibition that contains artwork spanning her whole career.