Asim Rafiqui “Who’s Afraid Of A Little Slavery” “Intellectuals Currently In Fashion” “Famous Last Words Or Journalism’s Epitaph” “Chimamanda Adichie Digs Herself A Grave” “A Revolutionary Realisation Now That We Are All Finally Intersectional” “Senegal, Rap And Revolution” “Yes, It Is Radical, They Are Black, And They Are Beautiful” “TheRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “Making Sense Of Persian In Our Lives” “How Yesterday’s Court Clowns Became Today’s Public Intellectuals” “There Is No Such Thing As A Liberal Zionist” “Speaking From Another Place” “Indian. African. Photographer. Unseen.” “Pakistan’s Own Colonised Other” “The Gift That Keeps On Giving Or Lets Face It, Hurling RacialRead More →

Asim Rafiqui “The Pleasures Of Slow Photography, as Described By Akinbode Akinbiyi” “That Classic Book on Photography Written By Someone Who Knew Very Little About Photography” “You Just Cannot Shut Him Up–Or, Political Legacies That We Continue To Ignore” “From Fighting For Freedom To Fighting Against Their Freedom” “When ThatRead More →

Welcome to the new year, and with a conversation with one of NOOR Images newest members, Arko Datto. Arko s a mathematician and a physicist by education, and a photographer by choice. We met for the first time  in 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Our conversation wanders in to some surprisingRead More →

Francesca Recchia Fifi Haroon, Coming home? Ayesha Jalal, Partisans of Allah, Harvard University Press 2008  Asim Rafiqui “Constructing the American Neo-Nazi State, One Policeman At A Time” “India’s Never Ending And Never Accepted Burden” “Today’s Event At Madison Square Garden: Cornel West’s Vs. Ta-Nehisi Coates” “Are Only European’s Rational?” “StealingRead More →

For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowingRead More →

I have publicly and on this forum very explicitly argued against the strange ‘disappearance’ of black/brown bodies that are the actual targets and victims of our ‘liberal’ state policies of surveillance, entrapment, drone assassinations, renditions and indefinite detention. I recently argued: “Western visual journalism, and visual artists, have erased the actualRead More →

Francesca Recchia Gowhar Geelani, Hajin: The Kashmir town that is a ‘militant hub’ Torture of Kashmiri inmates at Tihar: Mirwaiz appeals UNHR, Amnesty, ICRC to intervene Mujib Mashal, In Her Film About Afghan Life, the Woman Slaps Back  Claire Dederer, What Do We Do with the Art of Monstrous Men?Read More →

For each episode, our guest will be asked to choose five pieces or items that have influenced their intellectual life and their work. These five items can be books, art, music, poetry, photographs, performance, a person, an event, or an experience. The choices then become the basis of a free-flowingRead More →

Produced in collaboration with Sohail Yafat and Rimmel Mohydin of Justice Project Pakistan (JPP), “17 And Sentenced To Die” tells the story of a JPP investigator’s efforts to get to the truth behind a young man’s indictment for murder. Saad Sarfraz Sheikh worked with me as an assistant and second camera.Read More →

Our guest for this podcast is Indian photographer Ronny Sen(1986). A free roving conversation, we talk about the influence of Left politics, of an early life spent lost in drugs, and the ways in which the city of Calcutta, music, family and politics influences his work. In the early 90’s, RonnyRead More →