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Ghada Khunji (b.1967, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain) Ghada Khunji is a graduate of the Parsons School of Design and the International Center of Photography's Documentary Program, both in New York. She started her career in the early nineties as a freelance photographer in the fashion industry in New York City, and spent two years as a research assistant for photo agencies, including Black Star and Magnum, followed by eight years as a printer and print manager for a high profile clientele including Annie Leibovitz and Steven Meisel. Khunji!s photographs are known for documenting both landscapes and people from all over the world and the inherent dignity of the human element. In her latest work she focuses the lens on herself by exploring her innermost feelings, thoughts and identity as a woman. Khunji is the recipient of a significant number of awards, including the Lucie Discovery of the Year (dubbed, The Oscars of Photography), American Photo Magazine!s Image of the Year Award, as well as the Golden Lights Award for Travel. She has exhibited widely in the US and Europe , and in recent years, in London, Spain,Italy, France and throughout the Middle East.
In the past she participated in The Colombo Art Biennale which was held in Colombo, Sri Lanka and also in Art Abu Dhabi. In 2018, she exhibited at Sotheby!s in London as part of a group show inspired by Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. Simultaneously she was in an ongoing show, I AM, under the patronage of Queen Rania which debuted in Jordan, then London and then toured the U S for over a year. She also exhibited at The American University in Washington D.C. as part of a group show organized by Tribe photo magazine. In 2019 she participated in a group show Converse, Contemporary artists from Bahrain in dialogue with the historic Albertina Collection in Turin, Italy. Also in 2019 she exhibited in The Venice Biennial as a part of a group show, The Wait, and also exhibited at The Paris Biennale featuring artists from The Kingdom of Bahrain. In 2020, she presented a new work of art for an exhibition hosted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, celebrating the International Day of Islamic Art at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. In 2021, she represented the Kingdom of Bahrain at Al Burda Festival at Dubai World Expo.


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