Shaista Chishty : Playing Their Part

Shaista Chishty

Shaista Chishty is a documentary photographer and visual artist who explores identity, representation and notions of the ‘other’. She utilises a research led practice to look at mainstream representations of people of colour which often serve to de-humanise, simplify and reinforce a stereotype. For her new work Shai explored the visual culture and tropes surrounding COVID19 and the racialised press and media coverage drawing comparisons with the propaganda of the British Empire and World War 2 recruitment poster campaigns.

Playing Their Part
by Shaista Chishty

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