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Sumi Anjuman – Somewhere Else Than Here (2019- ongoing)

Anjuman’s images are intimate collaborations between the artist and her subjects. Her life as a woman raised in a Islamic conservative society has taught her to connect to people with similar stories, considered controversial by mainstream society, like the LGBTQ+ community in Bangladesh. Her work is a subtle protest against societal norms, but the strong emotional impact on the observer makes for a powerful political statement.
Despite her socially-focused subject matter, her work is not documentary, but rather poetic, often verging on the abstract. Her collaborative methodology echoes the ideas of inclusivity, and her photographs invite the audience to connect to her subjects’ stories.

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Sumi Anjuman – Somewhere Else Than Here (2019- ongoing)

Background
Sumi Anjuman (1989) is an artist and photographer from Bogura, Bangladesh, currently living and working in The Hague. She graduated from the Photography program of the Pathshala South Asian Media Institute in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and she is currently pursuing a MA in Photography & Society at Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague. Her work has been shown at the Chobi Mela Fellowship Program in Dhaka, Bangladesh, the Noorderlicht International Photo Festival in Groningen, the Netherlands, and during Pride Photo 2020. In 2020 she was awarded the Pride Photo Award in the Exhibition Selection Stories category.
Anjuman is one of the recipients of the Prince Claus Seed Award 2021.

Inspired Flight

The works of  Sumi will be showcased in Inspired Flight, a specially curated exhibition displaying the works of five emerging contemporary artists that have been awarded one of the 2021 Seed Awards by the Prince Claus Fund. This selection of works reflects on socio-political issues and explores themes of identity, cultural roots and alternative futures.

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