Tami Aftab is a London-based photographer with work that is playful and intimate. Her work has covered themes of family, illness, friendship, and memory all under a lens that aims to shine a positive light.
The Dog’s in the Car images (001-007):
The Dog’s in the Car is a collaboration between Aftab and her Dad, Tony, who suffers from short-term memory loss as a result of an accident in operation for his hydrocephalus. Together they have created a project that removes the taboo of talking about illness, by focusing on comic relief and the relationship between father and daughter.
Democratizing Access to Nature x Atmos images (008-012):
Imagine if contact with nature was considered a basic human right; if every person was expected to have easy access to parks, vegetable gardens and local wildlife regardless of their socio-economic circumstances. This is the mission of Nature is a Human Right, a non-profit organisation campaigning to democratize our connection to nature. Aftab met with founder Ellen Miles and ambassadors Poppy Okotcha and Kalpana Arias in a local community garden to talk about the urgency of their mission.
The Children of the Wildflower x WePresent images (013-014):
In the early 1940s, a pregnant 19-year-old Ethna Darcy fled Ireland and headed to Liverpool, alone and pregnant, Ireland’s abortion ban was still in place when Ethna died in 2016. Nearly 80 years later her granddaughter, Tami Aftab, took women from her family on a pilgrimage to Ireland to retrace Ethna’s steps. Ballinamore gave these women Ethna, and Ethna gave them her stories in return. Through The Children of the Wildflower, Tami’s family brought those memories back to Ballinamore.