In light of so much recent bad news, we turn to art

In light of so much recent bad news, we turn to art

“Her self-portraits explored Gambian spiritual practise and are profoundly beautiful.”

7 June 2017  // 


“Her self-portraits explored Gambian spiritual practise and are profoundly beautiful.”

Khadija Saye Photography (All Rights Reserved)

For many of us, being a digital dweller this week has meant scrolling through accounts of injustice, death and tragedy. From the unjust, and avoidable deaths of the Grenfell tower residents, to news of a terrorist attack on Muslims simply breaking their fast and news that Philando Castile’s murderer (like so many other killers who happen to have police badges) will not be convicted, chunks of devastating news have hit unrelentlessly.

At this moment, words seem inadequate and inept, and it feels intuitively disrespectful to use Grenfell Tower as a talking point or source of ‘inspiration’ when so many people are still mourning the unfound, the dead and those still yet to be mentioned. Instead, I’ve decided to share the stunning work of Khadija Saye a young artist who was killed in the Grenfell Tower fire. Her self-portraits explored Gambian spiritual practise and are profoundly beautiful.

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