Rinad Norein's parents are from Sudan, and moved to Sweden shortly before Rinad was born. Rinad returned to Khartoum at the age of 19 to study medicine. Despite graduating as a doctor Rinad discovered a passion for photography. She is parciularly interested in identity, recently completing a series on Sudanese creatives. Rinad says "I like to take pictures of things and moments that stand out to me, whether it’s a red window or encounters with kindhearted people."
About the artwork
"This image was taken in 2018 in a small village called Al-Jamalab next to the White Nile. I stayed there for a week. The local people are extremely warm, friendly, and caring. The architecture around the village is not much different from any other rural area in Sudan; formed of narrow pathways, small mud houses built close to each other with colourful walls and doors. The village sits next to the White Nile river. Every morning and evening there are breathtaking sunsets and sunrises." - Rinad Norein
In war-torn countries, the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project, we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.