Sara’s work explores themes of global identity, inclusion and transformation. Several of her photographic projects, centre around challenging stereotypes and common preconceived judgements based on labels including appearance, culture, religion and sexuality.
Her work has been exhibited internationally for over 20 years in museums and public spaces. Alongside her artistic practice, Sara lectures on art, photography, migration and identity at Central Saint Martins and London College of Fashion.
Internation Veil Series
Sara Shamsavari's Veil series’ highlights young Muslim women across London Paris and New York and the individual expression of their identity as conveyed through their vibrant hijab styles.
Following the debut of London Veil at the Royal Festival Hall in 2013, the response from women across the globe inspired Sara to extend the series to include women in Paris and New York.
Neither a critic nor an advocate of the veil, the series exists to rather recognise and celebrate their participants as strong, vital individuals who manage to shine, despite the struggles of youth, womanhood and prejudice they may receive - especially at a time of division and conflict- as a result of the visibility of their faith.
Sara Shamsavari is leading a series of webinars exploring the relationship between art and identity. If you are feeling inspired, explore more of Sara Shamsavari's career and work.