I'm Darah a 20-something writer, photographer, journalist and multidisciplinary artist based in the Middle East. I have a passion for documentary projects, archiving as a form of storytelling, and challenging narratives about the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. My photography has been featured in VICE Arabia and Girlgaze among others.
I am also the founder and curator of follow the halo, a digital zine that supports visual arts from the region. follow the halo is a project that aims to create a community for artists through grassroots support. We work with artists on paid commissions, product collaborations, interviews, write ups and critical dialogue (all of which are included in our issues).
Sekka Magazine, United Arab Emirates; Roam Magazine, United Kingdom; Dame Traveler, United States; Culture Trip, United Kingdom; Hia Magazine, United Arab Emirates; Spirited Pursuit, United States; Azeema, United Kingdom; Banat Collective, United Arab Emirates; Artmejo, Jordan; Minaazine, United States; Dardishi x Document, United Kingdom.
Gulf Photo Plus - Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai (January 2018)
Marc Jacobs Fragrances for Sephora Middle East (February - August 2018)
Honeymelts Desserts, Dubai (May 2018)
Twisted Roots, Dubai (June 2018)
Girlgaze x Getty Images (October 2018)
Kerning Cultures Media (November 2018)
Girlgaze x Dove (March 2019)
Cinema Akil x BANAT COLLECTIVE, Dubai (August 2018): "Dreaming Banat: Female Entrepreneurship in the UAE". Listen to the panel here: https://bit.ly/2y2NQy5