Sharmaarke Ali Adan was born in 1996 in Gouda, Netherlands, Sharmaarke Ali Adan had passion for photography from a very young age. He pursued formal education, first at the age of 17 at Barking & Dagenham College; where he completed his diploma. He went on to graduate with degree in Photography at University of East London. During his early days he worked with the likes of Samuel Ross at A-Cold-Wall and shot editorial for Terra Firma Magazine. Sharmaarke has also shot with of Little Dragon & Petite Noir.
- Season Zine online Story - EAST MEETS ESSEX'I set out to create a project that signified my identity, my passion for sport and how it coincides with culture. Being a Somali photographer, I think it's important to share the stories of African culture, with this series showcasing football as an important part of Somali social culture. This really coincided with my upbringing in Essex, where football is also effective in building community. I shot at my local sports club, so it was both physically and conceptually close to home, and the foo
- See My Dunya , Manchester ExhibitionSee My Dunya: See My World brings to focus the seldom seen faces, the un-heard stories and dreams that make up the Somali-British experience. An invitation into the Somali-Mancunian experiences, it hosts the images, testimonies, sounds and swag of the many individuals that make up this seldomly centred yet hyper-visible community; inviting the viewer to discover and share in the marvellously mundane.
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- Championing Diversity: This Black History Month 2018, meet 100 creatives inspiring changeKaren Blackett OBE Chief executive at MediaCom Karen Blackett OBE, is chairwoman of MediaCom and a widely admired leader in ad-land, known for infusing authenticity with success. Karen was the first businesswoman to top the Powerlist 100, champions her uncommon position as a senior black woman in the advertising industry and openly discusses her working-class, second generation immigrant roots when in conversation with press. Karen is a huge inspiration for diversity in the creative industry.139