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Tamara Abdul Hadi

Headshot of Tamara in black and white.

Tamara Abdul Hadi is an Iraqi photographer whose work is concerned with the historic and contemporary representation of her own culture, in its diversity.

Along with being a photographer, Tamara is an educator who has taught photography in Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, the UAE, Kuwait, Tunisia, and Canada. 

She has published and exhibited work across the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Her photography and commentary focus on the dispossessed and marginalized, the underside of Orientalist representations, and the changing social and environmental landscapes of the Middle East. Her first photobook, Picture an Arab Man, which reframes and reimagines a much-maligned demographic through close, intimate portraits, was published in 2022.