Kadiya Qasem is a British born Yemeni Greek self-taught photographer. This body of work began with little more than a sense of knowing these places had to be revisited, as she returned to the area she grew up following a sequence of life events. Primarily around themes of memory, identity, loss and belonging, this work explores a reimagined sense of place, as well as reclamation of lost time.
Horses feature often, always having been part of her landscape, they were the first thing she returned to fifteen years ago after a ten year period of absence. She hopes the abstracts capture some of their immense grace, power and beauty.
Continuously reminded of the fragility of the landscape, sections of cliff continue to be lost to the sea as a result of coastal erosion. Along with the delicate ecosystems they support they have also provided a place for self-reflection, which became increasingly important following a period of acute critical illness. A place to come home to.