An invite from Sara Shamsavari to the Veil series Exhibition preview at Library 2nd Nov

Sara Shamsavari’s LONDON VEIL\PARIS VEIL\NYC VEIL series, which first premiered at Southbank Centre’s WOW – Women of the World Festival, has gone onto receiving international acclaim. The Veil series highlights young muslim women in major urban cities by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities through their vibrant hijab styles.

Sara Shamsavari at Library 2nd NovThe project is neither a critic nor an advocate of the veil but rather exists to recognise and celebrate its participants as strong, vital individuals who manage to shine, despite the struggles of youth, womanhood and prejudice they may receive as a result of the visibility of their faith.” 

During my meeting with Sara Shamsavari, I got a deeper sense as to how the the British-Iranian visual artist and photographer is changing the scope of our society by highlighting social concerns, and providing a platform for awareness and discussion.

In this video Sara extends a personal invite to us all to see her internationally acclaimed exhibition preview of LONDON VEIL\PARIS VEIL\NYC VEIL at LIBRARYSt. Martins Lane, 6PM Monday 2nd November 2015. To book RSVP:

You can now pre-order online limited edition box sets of LONDON VEIL\PARIS VEIL\NYC VEIL for Sara to sign on the night! CLICK HERE. Box sets will also be available for purchase at the event.

Special thanks to Sara and the other amazing female creatives I was lucky enough to be amongst; Jade Jackman and Nadira Amrani featuring Sara in their documentary ‘ Can I Be An Artist’ with a focus on Middle Eastern Female artists, and stylist Nada Abou El Dahab seen in the video. Sara’s makeup is by Sheuli Nessa, clothing Mayka Finkelstien Amrami (Pocket London).

Sara Shamsavari

Holding a copy of my Veil series box set signed by Sara Shamsavari!

Check out Sara’s tips for making contacts – and keeping them(!) up next on our Facebook page “Let’s do Lunch – The Urban Guide Network“… Be sure to “like” us too and stay posted for lots more video interviews… Let’s do lunch soon!

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