Ahlam (ongoing)

There’s a quote that has always made me feel eternally grateful for the medium photography. To paraphrase, it goes something like:

“There comes a point in one’s life where all that matters are dreams and childhood.”

The following images, pulled from an archive of thousands of photographs I’ve taken of my family over the years, are my own abstract, dream-like exploration of life within a Yemeni American family.

These images focus less on specific faces and instead seek to capture small moments of beauty, magic, and tranquility found within everyday life -- moments that otherwise would’ve been lost to time.

When I reach the point in my life where all that matters to me are dreams and memories of youth, I hope to be able to look back on these photographs and remember the joys and sorrows of existing as a Yemeni American in the 21st century.

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