Ali Al Shehabi

Cultures of Resistance Awardee — Bahrain
Ali Al Shehabi is a photographer from Bahrain. He began photography as a hobby using his mother’s old analog cameras, but everyday experimental photography eventually became his passion and he moved to Japan to study the medium. He now focuses on using photography as a means of artistic storytelling and aims to shed light on his Middle Eastern culture, creating portraits that juxtapose traditional Muslim dress with modern streetscapes. 
He received a Cultures of Resistance Award (CoR Award) and is using the award to purchase a new film camera and to support his project “Middle East to the World.”
Follow him on Instagram here to learn more about his work.
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