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Guest Editor: Sara Naim's Portraits of Natives

October 10, 2011

We welcome our newest Dubai guest columnist, the acclaimed emerging photographer back in Dubai after working with Ryan McGinley and Peter Funch

  • Text by Simone Sebastian

We're excited to announce that the brilliant photographer Sara Naim is our new guest columnist and Featured Voice from Dubai. Sara made her return to Dubai earlier this year after stints with the iconic photographers Ryan McGinley, Peter Funch, Diana Scheunemann and Lyndsy Welgos. Her own work has been exhibited in London, Dubai, Germany, New York City, and Guernsey, and has been featured in Dazed, The Guardian, Dossier Journal and Beautiful/Decay. In her first post for Satellite Voices, Sara shares photographs from an upcoming series entitled "Portraits of Natives".

Guest Feature by Sara Naim 

Each month I will present a piece of my photo-diary in a chronological order on Satellite Voices. I grew up in Dubai, but relocated to London in 2006. I only recently moved back to my home town, just to witness the loss of desert plots and the gain of mass skyscrapers. Dubai is often described as a city with little history, so my attention was naturally drawn to it's oldest residents, its native trees. The photographic series, called "Portraits of Natives", documents the isolated native trees that are quickly becoming depopulated.

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