Ayesha Kazim
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Ayesha Kazim

Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Ayesha Kazim
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Ayesha Kazim

Freelance PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Freelance creative working between New York City, Cape Town, and London. Within my practice, I utilize analog and digital mediums to capture the intimate, transient moments of everyday life. My multicultural background as a Nigerian-South African living abroad influences my desire to create compelling portraits that speak to a wide range of audiences and communities. Clients include Adobe, Airbnb, The Wall Street Journal, Christian Dior, The Guardian, and W Magazine Publications / Press include Architectural Digest, W Magazine, New York Times, and The Guardian Contact: info@ayeshakazim.com
Projects
  • The Creatives of Atelier100
    The Creatives of Atelier100Collection Launch Portraits for Atelier100, a new concept by H&M and INGKA (IKEA's largest franchisee) that champions local production, independent creatives, makers and manufacturers .
  • This Home of Ours
    This Home of OursSelect images from an ongoing series documenting the Bo-Kaap community of Cape Town, South Africa.
  • Atang Tshikare for Dior
    Atang Tshikare for DiorSouth African multidisciplinary artist, Atang Tshikare, photographed for Dior / Dior Maison.
Projects credited in
  • Friends In My Ends E03 'A Love Letter'
    Friends In My Ends E03 'A Love Letter'Meet Peju, Mia, Mair, Farihah and Shenell [ @peju.aa @miasweeney @mairhowells @farihah_view @shenellkennedy ], 5 London based creatives from different corners of the industry. In honour of International Women’s Month and all our female friends, we have dedicated the third episode of Friends In My Ends to the topic of being a creative woman in an overall male-dominated industry. While some time is spent highlighting a few of the hardships faced, the main topic of conversation evolves around the
Work history
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    InternPhotography Collections Preservation Project (PCPP)
    New York, United StatesInternship
    ● Identified grant opportunities and drafted Letters of Inquiry to achieve funding for staff and archival projects ● Facilitated communication between artists and PCPP as artist liaison to acquire new clients and coordinate institutional acquisition of archives ● Troubleshooted errors with Microsoft Access database to ensure accurate cataloguing of digital archival material
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    Photo AidNYU Photo Bureau
    New York, United StatesPart Time
    ● Managed the organization and upkeep of completed client jobs on Filemaker, SmugMug, and Portfolio platforms ● Communicated with clients to mitigate issues involving online galleries, streamlined turnover process to 1-2 days ● Executed in-studio headshots of students and faculty within a welcoming, professional atmosphere to increase customer satisfaction
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Skills
  • Scanning
  • Darkroom Processing
  • Studio Assistance
  • Lighting
  • Darkroom Printing
  • Scanning Negatives
  • Film
  • Digital
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Retouching
Education
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    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)New York University
    New York, United States
    B.F.A. in Photography & Imaging Minor in Business of Entertainment, Media, & Technology
Awards
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    Gordon Parks Foundation ScholarshipNew York University
    Awarded to student artists who are continuing Gordon Park's legacy by engaging issues regarding social injustice.
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    Creative Activism AwardsCultures of Resistance Films
    The Cultures of Resistance Awards (CoR Awards) recognize proactive, creative citizens whose work is connected to positive change. The prizes support creative activism, artistic expression, and other socially minded endeavors. They aim to spread seeds of encouragement, with an emphasis on supporting activists in the global South.
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