Shadow of Paradise (Series)

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Sahar Al Sawaf



Shadow of Paradise (Series)

2016, Marrakesh, Morocco
El Badi Palace
This photograph is of a prison at a beautiful palace in Marrakesh. My husband took this photograph as I stood with him in the cave, looking up to the only window of light and hope for life. This image lives as the final page in the :Shadow of Paradise" photo book. I remain hopeful that my family are still alive in Iraq, and have not perished.

"Shadow of Paradise" is comprised of 97 photographs depicting my family who are alive, dead, or missing in Iraq. As an Iraqi immigrant displaced, and living in the United States, this project is dear to my heart as I come to terms with the country I grew up in being slowly eroded and redacted from history.

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