Syed Hassan Raza Kazmi

Photography - BA (Hons)

I am a British commercial and fashion photographer, who resides near Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England.

My major interest is documentary photography, investigating current themes with respect to vagrancy and how this may be depicted to a higher, a stronger, and a much better understanding of the significance of surviving in community conditions. I am motivated in making pictures that provide the opportunity to communicate themes of lodging, mental wellbeing, and humanity. In addition, I see representation for and of marginalized groups as means for them to be seen and listened to, to improve their mental wellbeing, as this has been and continues to be ignored by society at large.

My three years at ARU have helped me expand on ways to communicate visually the topics and issues of homelessness. Furthermore, it has allowed me to have a better understanding of how documentary photography can be used and understood.

Hoping to carry on with documentary photography and put my acquired knowledge into practice, I am keen to create projects that explore current issues regarding mental health by producing visual work. I hope my photographs help create a better understanding of these issues and help to change how homelessness is viewed.

In this period the convention of narrative photography was rehashed. Specialists started to see the camera as an instrument for social alter, utilizing it to shed light on treachery, imbalance, and the side-lined viewpoints of society. Be that as it may, social narrative photography is frequently subjective craftsmanship and not all picture takers in this category proposed their pictures to help the bettering of society.

With the rise of tv and advanced innovation there was less request for distributed photography, and it started to go into decay but has since found an unused gathering of people in craftsmanship exhibitions and historical centres. Putting these works in an exhibition setting places the work in the middle of a talk about encompassing the control of photography and the photographer’s inspirations. Their work raises questions about the narrative part of the photo nowadays and offers elective ways of seeing, recording, and understanding the occasions and circumstances that shape the world in which we live.