Fiona Aboud, 1976, USA/Brazil, works and lives in New York. She came to photography through a love for people, culture and a fascination for how we perceive ourselves and the world. Having never studied photography or art in school she assisted some of the top photographers in the world and learned the technical aspects of photography through assisting and with the help of the New York Public library.
Her work has been widely exhibited on 4 continents and published in Time Magazine, Sports Illustrated, The New York Times, New York Magazine and many other publications.
Her fine art work was originally inspired by photographers like Edward Curtis who documented a group of people whose culture was in danger of disappearing (Native Americans.) This mind set inspired her projects about Queens of Carnival and Sikhs: An American Portrait.
More recently her work has become less representational and more abstract dealing with our inner thoughts and asking questions about how we perceive and process our identity. With her project “Imperception” she creates a visual allegory for our distorted self-perception by using a projected image in water and then photographing that projection.