Fine Art Photography


Alia Ali’s “BORDERLAND” Series Uses Textiles to Tell Stories of Communities Living in Proximity to Political Borders

August 3, 2018

By Conor Risch

© Alia Ali

Alia Ali's "BORDERLAND" Series Uses Textiles to Tell Stories of Communities Living in Proximity to Political Borders.

Yemeni-Bosnian-American photographer Alia Ali created her series “BORDERLAND,” which was shown in July at Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, by traveling to 11 regions of the world known for producing traditional textiles and collaborating with artisans to create portraits that emphasize the fabrics. The images consider textiles as cultural symbols, and highlight the shared visual language of people in...

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