Alia Ali (b.1985) is an American-Yemeni- Bosnian photographer and visual storyteller who uses multi-media to communicate on culture, people and place.
“Red” is an image from her long-term project – a photographic series Cast No Evil that explores subjective perception in regards to inclusion and exclusion, and the threshold in which the transition between the two occurs. “Throughout life we are presented with endless examples in which individuals and groups have been excluded from communities based on appearances, beliefs and actions. When this happens, there must always be two, those who impose standards, the decision makers, the included, and those they exclude”, - Alia explains.
The character in the “Red” is one of the series’ protagonists called — cludes. It is a figure (the artist herself) wrapped in layers of fabric that shields her from interrelating with anything beyond the material. With this simple act Alia poses a number of questions about barriers in the society, the notion of acceptance and rejection, communication and relation, indifference and security.
Cast No Evil series was featured in a number of exhibitions, including Marrakech Biennale, and was shortlisted for several important awards – POPCAP the piclet.org Prize for Contemporary African Photography, LensCulture Exposure Awards, Arts Connect International Rising Artist.
Alia Ali's editions are printed on Hahnemuhle PhotoRag 310gr fine art paper
Find out more about the artist at www.alia-ali.com
All limited editions print purchased will be accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the photographer verifying the edition number and authenticity of the print. This fine art photographic print was made using the best quality materials available to insure long-lasting permanence of inks. The print has an estimated life-span of greater than 100 years (for further info see www.epson.com).
The photograph was printed on EPSON Hot Press Bright, Acid-Free, 100% Cotton Rag Fine Art Paper using pigment-based chromium inks. The print surface should not be touched. Professional mounting and framing will help to maximize the longevity of this print. It should be framed using acid-free materials and placed behind glass using a window-mount that prevents the glass from directly touching the print's surface. To further ensure maximum longevity avoid placing the print in bright, sunny rooms where there are high levels of UV radiation, or in humid environment which will also contribute to its deterioration. Ideally, artificial lighting in a dry environment is the preferred option. With proper care and handling, this fine art photographic print will provide pleasure for generations to come.