Ahmad Naser Eldein is a Palestinian photographer based in Montreal. He regularly contributes to various print publications and online platforms. He has also participated in multiple collaborations and solo exhibits in Palestine and Canada.
His research interests tackle representations of queer and political identities. Through his portraits he aims at capturing the human physique that reflects expressions of emotions and states of mind.
Ahmad’s interest in photography goes back to his studying at Bir Zeit University, learning film photography and producing diverse documentary essays. Ahmad always had a special appreciation for analogue techniques and darkroom labs. It is only years later that he transposed his practice into the digital world and delved into conceptual and fine art photography. Working with photographs, Ahmad has worked on diverse series while using different mediums: Digital photography, polaroid, and medium format film.
My photography aims at expressing my vision of reality while exploring the thin lines between documentary and imagination. Inspired by my daily life, my work focuses on individual experiences and their entanglements with the collective and the visible and invisible structures that surround them.
With a subtle minimalist approach, my portraits strive to create work that is clear and uncompromising. As I shed light on marginalized persons, my home and studio photography explores humans while celebrating their uniqueness and multilayered identities. I focus on questions of political and sexual identities, decolonization, and subcultures.
By photographing the human physique, I aim to re-imagine what affirms life. I want those who see my work, to see beyond the skin, to de-compartmentalize and be reminded of the intersections of the layered human beauty and its uniqueness.
“Ici, entre les debris de choses et le rien” 2019
L.L. Lozeau - Duo exhibition
“Palestine comes to Montréal” 2019
Kaza Maza - Solo exhibition
“Where do we go now?” 2018
Expolaroid 6e Édition - Studio Argentique - Collective exhibition
Mahasen I+II from the series “Ana mish ana” (I am not me) 2017
Take Care Of Yourself - Collective exhibition - We Are The Medium
“Le saut de l’homme” from the series “Photographs from Acco” 2017
Team Lozeau - Collective exhibition - L.L. Lozeau
Naser Eldein, A. (20121). Alone and Together [photographes numériques].Kaltblut Magazine. Consulté le 3 Fev 2021. URL <https://www.kaltblut-magazine.com/alone-and-together-by-ahmad-naser-eldein/ >.
Naser Eldein, A. (2021). Guilherme Regelin by Ahmad Naser Eldein [photographes numériques]. Eroticco Magazine. Consulté le15 Jan 2021. URL < https://eroticcomagazine.com/2021/01/13/guilherme-regelin-by-ahmad-naser-eldein/ >.
Naser Eldein, A. (2017). Mahasen I + II, from the series “Ana mish ana” [12” x 18”]. Dans Abdul Hadi, S. (2020). TAKE CARE OF YOU SELF - The Art and Cultures of Care and Liberation Common Notions, Brooklyn, NY. Page 75.
Naser Eldein, A. (2020). Work on Melancolie [photographes numériques]. Devine Zine Magazine (2020) Mélancolie, Deuxième édition. Page 50-52. Consulté le 15 Jan 2021. URL < https://65dc3ae1-54f2-478e-bc3c-4ebf009bc122.filesusr.com/ugd/01acd9_0f72cb12fe324ca8867d68c5b5370cf2.pdf >.
Naser Eldein, A. (2020). Autoportraits From Confinement, [photographes numériques] Art From The Quarantine (En ligne) Maynard E. (2020). Week Six: Flux. Consulté le 15 Jan 2021. URL < http://www.elvismaynard.com/aftq-week-6 >.
Naser Eldein A. (2019). Exclusive portraits, [photographes numériques] Dhophos (2021). Consulté le15 Jan 2021. URL < https://www.dhophos.com/search/label/Ahmad%20Naser-Eldein>.
Naser Eldein, A. (2017). Portait of Majdal, [photographes numériques] dans Kale S. (2018). Palestinian Rapper Makimakkuk Dreams of a Borderless Future. VICE. Consulté le 15 Jan 2021. URL < https://www.vice.com/en/article/vbadyy/makimakkuk-palestine-boiler-room-music-interview >.
Naser Eldein, A. (2018). Artist portrait, [photographes numériques] dans Hussein Z. (2018). سندس عبد الهادي تعيد خلق سيناريوهات الحرب في العراق. VICE. Consulté le 15 Jan 2021. URL < https://www.vice.com/ar/article/a3xb5z/سندس-عبد-الهادي-تعيد-خلق-سيناريوهات-الحرب-في-العراق >.
Naser Eldein, A. (2017). Ana mish ana: in Black and white [photographes numériques] My Kali Magazine. Consulté le 15 Jan 2021. URL < https://www.mykalimag.com/en/2018/04/13/i-am-not-me-2017-ahmad-naser-eldein/ >.