Tahia Farhin Haque is based in Bangladesh. Originally a biochemistry major, she switched her focus when she was awarded a full scholarship to photography school in Dhaka. Haque wants her work to shatter traditional stereotypes about women Islamic countries and bring their unique perspectives to the forefront. She hopes to enact change within her country by the end of her twenties.
What do you hope your contribution to photography is?
I hope to give voice to the issues that are unheard and unseen in the world. I would like to make people question their perceptions and the paradigms.
When did you get your first camera?
Actually, I still don’t have my own camera. I mostly use my phone to take photos and borrow my friends’ cameras when the situation arises. I come from humble beginnings and am working towards buying a camera of my own this year.
Who is your dream subject?
My mother is my dream subject. And all of the the women in my life like my friends, sisters, and nieces.
If you could return to any era and photograph, where would you go?
I would like to go back to the 1970s in Bangladesh to take the war photos of my country being born.