Birmingham (UK) based photographer Maryam Wahid (b. 1995) photographs her identity as a South Asian Muslim. Her profound interest in multiculturalism allows her to display concepts of cultural diversity. Maryam expresses the origins of the Pakistani community in Birmingham by exploring her deeply rooted family history and the mass integration of migrants within the United Kingdom. Her academic background in Art, Photography and Religious Studies alongside her fascination in cultural cognition and religious ideologies have progressively influenced her work.

Education

BA - (Hons) in Photography, Birmingham City University, 2018.

Grants & Awards

Magenta Foundation, Flash Forward 2019.

British Council & Arts Council England: Transforming Narratives- research and development in Birmingham and Pakistan, 2019.

Grain & Format, East Meets West Masterclass Programme, 2018.

RBSA & Argentea Gallery, Photographic Prize, 2019.

Royal Photographic Society, Nominated 100 Heroines of Photography, 2018.

British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain, 2018.

Grain, Photography Award, 2018.

Exhibitions

New Art Walsall Gallery, 2019- 2020.

62 Gladstone Street, Solo Show, 2019-2020.

National Museum Gdańsk, Women from the Pakistani Diaspora, 2019.  

Format Festival, The Hijab & Women from the Pakistani Diaspora in England, 2019.

Open Eye Gallery, 209 Women, Portrait of Pauline Latham OBE, 2019.

Argentea Gallery, The Hijab & Women from the Pakistani Diaspora in England, 2019.

Portcullis House London, Portrait of Pauline Latham OBE, 209 Women, 2019.

Inspired Festival, Women From the Pakistani Diaspora in England, The Hijab & The Nikab, 2018.

Free Range Shows London, Women From the Pakistani Diaspora in England & The Hijab, 2018.

Commissions

209 Women, 2018.

The Peoples Picture- The Face of Suffrage, 2018.

Publications 

Portrait of Pauline Latham OBE, 209 Women Book, 2019.

Women from the Pakistani Diaspora in England, British Journal of Photography— Hoxton Mini Press, Portrait of Britain Book, 2018.

Elephant Art: Image of the Day (online Article), Women from the Pakistani Diaspora in England, 2018.

Talks

Identity, London Independent Photography, 2019

Creating Photographs on Self Identity, Argentea Gallery, 2019. 

Critical Contemplation: on Competition, Photofusion, 2019.

When Women Gather, Royal Photographic Society, 2019.

Gender Bias: Is the Future Female?, National Photography Symposium (RedEye) 2018.

Developing Sustainable Projects at University, Birmingham City University, 2018.