Home. In my heart, beating so far away

Lali Khalid

Lali Khalid has used her lens to reveal the conflicts an immigrant faces in new cultural milieus, away from home and family.
Date Published :
June 2019
Publisher :
Artvoices Art Books
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Home. In My Heart, Beating So Far away examines Lali’s exploration as an immigrant, grappling with issues of identity, home, family and diaspora. In her photographs taken over a span of ten years, she illustrates complex challenges where she is continually shifting, trying to find out new ways of retaining her identity in an environment of changing ideologies and perspectives. She tries to bridge two ends of spectrum, the fading past and the vague future. The images do appear simple and direct, but if viewed without a predetermined perception, explain the evolving narrative through the veiled stories imbedded in them.

About The Author

Lali Khalid grew up in Pakistan. Her father introduced her to photography at a very young age. She has been taking pictures ever since. Lali’s work wanders between themes in landscape, abstraction and documentary photography, but has always centered itself on portraiture. She uses her work as a tool to explore themes of diaspora, identity and home in her own life and the lives of people she photographs.Lali earned her BFA from The National College of Arts in Lahore, and her MFA with distinction from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn. Her work has been shown in many galleries throughout Pakistan, the US and recently in Italy. She currently lives and works in the United States where she also maintains an active teaching practice.