Mohammed was born and raised in Libya, where he spent the first four years of his life on a farm.
He moved to England soon after, where, over the next 21 years, he would live in five different cities and attend six different schools.
His passion for photography first started during his first year at university, when he purchased a compact flash camera and set about practicing the art of composition and using only natural light to shape his images.
Mohammed’s passion for the art grew to such an extent that he decided to save up what little money he had as a student and splash out on his very first DSLR. His new camera introduced him to the world of; aperture, shutter speed and ISO, which only further fuelled his desire to become a better photographer.
The start of 2011 saw the beginning of the civil war in Libya – an event which would change several aspects of Mohammed’s life. Libya’s very first independent satellite channel opened up in Doha, Qatar and was looking for volunteers. Mohammed dropped what he was doing in London (a boring office job) and flew out to Qatar to help set up what would later become the leading source for news for many Libyans during the civil war.
Whilst at the channel, Mohammed snuck into Libya via the Tunisian border and met many freedom fighters documenting what he could with his camera. His pictures were later featured on the channel’s official website.
Almost two years later, Mohammed has documented the local culture in Qatar as part of his 365 project. Currently, he is a volunteer at Katara’s Art Centre whilst also undertaking his latest project – ‘Faces of Qatar’.
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