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.