"A single picture can say 1000 words. I try to communicate my personal experiences through photography and share what it is like to be a Muslim woman in today's world. Because, if I put myself out there, people will resonate with me and my journey."
Now that I have won my award, what is next?
"Winning the award was a dream come true. When I initially told my dad that I had won this award I had tears in my eyes. Because it was really personal and when I first got into photography, I was not from that background and neither were my parents. They were not sure on what I was going to do and if I would have a career. This award showed them that I was capable of more and getting it really pushed me to my limits and showed that I was going in the right direction, but I just have to work for it.
This award also nominated me to get into the BMO Art Competition where art students were chosen from across the country. There was a winner selected from each province and unfortunately I did not win, but the experience has really shaped me professionally."
Third Year, Visual Arts and Art History
Faculty of Arts, Media Performance and Design
Senior Photography Award Winner