in conversation with zahra amiruddin

in conversation with namaha mazoomdar

What question do you keep coming back to in your arts practice?

“I think this is both a challenge, and a part of progress, where I question if I’m being honest. Am I creating to force myself to be “productive” or am I creating because I truly feel a surge of energy that’s pushing me to mould a piece of light, and breathe it into a photograph.”

What discipline, other than your own, do you draw most from?

“Apart from photography, I turn to poetic writing, paintings of impressionists, and cinema that believes that a story can be told with visuals as much as dialogue.”

in conversation with namaha mazoomdar
in conversation with namaha mazoomdar
in conversation with namaha mazoomdar

How does your arts practice allow you to respond creatively to conflict/crisis around you?

“We’re going through unprecedented times, where we are constantly shifting from being overwhelmed, to leading mundane everydays, and diving into being overwhelmed all over again. How do you navigate through these large shifts without expression? For me, just the act of creating allows me to make sense of my own thoughts, that are often lost in the suddenness of these in-betweens.”

in conversation with namaha mazoomdar