Mustafah Abdulaziz

04.04.2013 in15:42 in Documentary -->


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Still in his twenties, Brooklyn-based photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz has a growing list of career accomplishments: he was the first contract photographer for The Wall Street Journal, he was named one of the Magenta Foundation’s Emerging Photographers in 2009, he photographed the Obama Inauguration in 2008, and he’s grappled with fashion photography at NYFW. This list only gives a snippet of his numerous accolades. And yet, his greatest fame comes from his personal projects like Memory Loss, a series of photographs deconstructing the stereotypical perception of American identity. Through images of little girls returning from a princess tea party and women in a motel in Albuquerque, Mustafah freezes time and captures people’s disconnects from their environments, or to be more general, reality. His portfolio is goldmine of portraits, landscapes in Sweden, and personal images, but his career is only getting started. As told to the New York Times in 2010 regarding photography, “I’m now fascinated by the reality of what is photographed: its believability, and how close it comes to representing the reality of a moment while creating an undeniable bridge, through composition and form, between the moment it was created and the moment it’s viewed.”

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