Guardians of the Oasis
Using and reusing organic and synthetic materials from nature and around the city, AlFaraj attempts to create and recall the spirit of the people and creatures who have passed through these lands, to guard it, protect us, and bear witness. This photograph tries to capture the tension between the roots of culture and the wings of change.
Mohammad AlFaraj (Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia, 1993) practices artistic and cultural filmmaking, video, photography, installation, and writing. He presents a world charged with stories and tension between the roots of belonging and tradition and the wings of modernity and progress. He exhibited his work at several national and international festivals worldwide.