Shadow of Paradise (Series)

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Sahar Al Sawaf



Shadow of Paradise (Series)

2007 Amman, Jordan (Original Date)
I woke up to this window daily while living in Amman. It was my bedroom in Jordan, where I spent a month living with my Iraqi family, who were illegal refugees. Image is re-photographed.

"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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