Throughout this month, The Modern East has taken the initiative of showcasing some of the most talented Arab artists out there in a series we like to call “An Artist A Day“. From paintings and drawings to illustrations and photography, we are so excited to display these incredible artists, for your enjoyment.
There are so many wonderful artists born and bred within the Arab community; artists that we believe deserve to be highlighted and appreciated. There really is no better feeling than a reflection of your community in the art you consume.
Our artist of the day today is Hayat Osamah, a 26 year old Saudi Arabian photographer.
Hayat’s passion for photography began at the age of 16. Like most millennial creatives, her journey began on Youtube, and found it’s way to Instagram where she found the platform she needed for self-expression.
Nowadays, Hayat uses her immense talent in photography to create breathtaking and thought-provoking imagery that showcases the diversity that lies within the Saudi Arabian youth culture. Over time, Hayat has somewhat become a beacon for change and visibility within her community.
She told Grazia Middle East, “I want to be remembered, not only as the first one who started, but I want to be remembered as the one who documented my generation in a very good and truthful way and for someone who opened the door for so many people like me”
Osamah has previously worked with big brands and magazines such as Diesel Arabia, GQ, Lomar and Farfetch. With Farfetch, she ran the Saudi-based portion of their “Through Their Eyes” campaign. This campaign highlighted the daily life of seven of Saudi Arabia’s youth, showcasing Jeddah and Riyadh through their eyes.