passport photo (do’s & don’ts)
24 April 2018

installation view

Passport Photo (Do’s & Don’ts)

Modelled on the photo specifications required to obtain a passport or visa, Passport Photo (Do’s & Don’ts) is a self portrait photo series of “flawed” passport photos, each conveying one of the “don’ts” for a headshot taken for bureaucratic purposes. Gohar re-stages the mistakes which would revoke a visa/passport application, questioning the notions of fear and prejudice embedded in one’s display of national identity and self fashioning.

The series has been exhibited at The Queen Museum, New York (January 2019) & the Arab Women Artists Now (AWAN) festival in London, UK (March 2018).