Maryam Wahid

Portrait of Maryam Wahid

Maryam Wahid (b. 1995) is an award-winning freelance artist whose work explores her identity as a British Pakistani Muslim woman. She expresses the origins of the Pakistani community in her hometown Birmingham (UK) by examining her deeply rooted family history; and the mass integration of migrants within the United Kingdom. Her academic background in Art, Photography and Religious Studies alongside her fascination in cultural cognition and religious ideologies have progressively influenced her work. Her work explores the female identity, the history of the South Asian community in Britain and the notion of home and belonging. She has been commissioned to create photographs for The Guardian, The Financial Times, Manchester Metropolitan University and The People’s Picture, among others.