Sara Farid

Photographer, Pakistan

Sara Farid is a Pakistani photographer living in exile in France. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Wall Street Journal, Agence France-Presse and Reuters. Most of her work has been documenting people’s testimonies through radio, TV documentaries and now photography to help raise their voice and highlight their problems. Farid’s on going work highlights the struggles of religious and sexual minorities. Her writings and photographs offer intimate glimpses into the lives of ordinary people and provides an opportunity to understand personal struggles. From covering war in Swat Valley to covering human rights violations in Pakistan, she continues her work in France with a recent reportage on Femicide in France.

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Marseille collapsing

Rickety staircases, cracked walls, and mould ridden apartments have led to evacuations and many residents of Marseille to be homeless. Marseille, France’s second largest city and Europe’s poorest is facing a deadly housing crisis. It has already led to many deaths in a collapse of a building in 2018. How did things get this bad? Why the neglect? The photo project will document lives of people affected by this housing and poverty crisis in Marseille.

Sara Farid is in residence at the Camargo Foundation in spring 2020.