Sara received a creation grant in partnership with the Atelier des Artistes en Exil.

What is your artistic background?

I am a self-taught audio-visual artist. I did not have any formal training but I like to create photos using my instincts and emotions. I started my career in radio and spent three years dedicated to recording stories of women and children and their relations to taboo issues in Pakistan like HIV, rape, domestic violence.  


How do you see your profession today?

My passion remains the same: to cover women’s issues and persecuted minorities but now I do it in portraits, writings and audio. Coming to France has given me a bigger audience and a possibility to work with other artists and also to get a formal training at school in Paris. It's a new beginning. 


How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

I want to be able to keep highlighting the problems and emotions of human beings, especially women, and make a difference with my work. My aim is always to connect communities, to record history, to preserve feelings and to improve the state of human rights in the world.



This interview was conducted in 2019

Photo credit: Céline Anaya Gautier