8 x 10 inch archival inkjet print

Edition of 2 

$450 unframed


Artist Statement: 


Pretend Photograph I is from Ananna Rafa's series, Conversations & Observations from the Land of Rivers, 2018 - 2019. This image depicts the artist teaching her younger cousins from Bangladesh how to use a camera as an exercise of bonding and trust. The image depicts the relationship between subject and photographer, and the social practice of domestic labour in Bangladesh.




Ananna Rafa is a photographer and painter based in Toronto. Her work oscillates between places, memories, and identity. Her art practice is primarily image-based with an emphasis on the immigrant experience—often referencing art history, performance, and cinema from the South Asian diaspora. As a person of Bengali heritage, her work highlights the cultural and socio-political narratives of this region while at the same time introducing these concepts to a western audience.

Ananna Rafa, Pretend Photograph I, 2018