Photographs by Saleem Ahmed
June 1st - 30th, 2018
First Friday Opening Reception: June 1st, 6-10pm
Saturday, June 2nd - PPAC Book Fair Hours, 11-7 and Zine Signing at 1pm @ 23rd St. Armory
Saturday, June 2nd -Book Fair After Party @ Gravy, 8-10pm
Sunday, June 3rd - PPAC Book Fair Hours 11-5pm @ 23rd St. Armory
Sunday, June 3rd - Open Gallery Hours @ Gravy, 6-8pm
Saturday, June 30th - ‘Developing a Book’ with Saleem Ahmed, 1pm
Gravy Studio is proud to present Saleem Ahmed’s first gallery exhibit of his series Rani Road. Ahmed’s self published book Rani Road is a short story narrative centered around the women in his family who were raised in Udaipur, India. The photography series examines gender roles, domestic ideology, and beauty. For this exhibit, Ahmed re-imagines the book series by incorporating new work from recent trips to India displayed in vintage frames along with old family photos and objects from his childhood. Ahmed says he is “always searching for moments of peace within the chaos,” which produce photos with a wistful sense of time and place.
Saleem Ahmed is a photographer, writer, and educator based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He has an MFA in photography from the Hartford Art School and a BA in photojournalism from Temple University. He currently teaches multimedia storytelling and production at various universities and high schools within the Philadelphia region. http://saleem.us/rani-road
Gravy is also featuring an a limited edition newsprint zine featuring photos and an interview with the artist at the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center Art Book Fair on June 1st and 2nd. Ahmed will be having a zine signing at 1pm on Friday, June 1st.