Cape Town, South Africa
Ayesha Kazim is a freelance photographer working between New York City and Cape Town, South Africa. Her photographic practice involves producing clean, refined portraits that bring a fresh, lively energy to her subjects through colorful, yet coordinated settings and styling. Having honed her craft while living and learning in fourteen countries during her formative years, Ayesha’s work draws inspiration from a wide range of cultures and experiences that aid in her ability to connect with her subjects and produce meaningful portraits.
Through her work, Ayesha seeks to capture intimate, candid moments of everyday life that spurn out of organic connections and emotions. Ayesha finds inspiration in moments of rest, introspection, and childlike wonder which materializes itself in the photographing of subjects that exude resilience, power, and a humbled sense of confidence.
2021 - Creative Activism Awards, 2020 - Thomas Drysdale Production Award, 2018 - Gordon Parks Foundation Scholarship
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