By Tom Seymour
Lina Hashim’s photography has its roots in her childhood in which the grand themes of family, conflict, exile and migration read like a checklist of documentary topics.
Born in Kuwait to Iraqi parents, Hashim was 10 years old when Iraq invaded in 1991.
“When the Iraqis came into Kuwait, my father, who had been imprisoned in Iraq for his communist activities, was on the list of people they wanted to take to jail. He was frightened, so he ran,” she tells BJP.
For the family left behind, exile in Jordan, a failed attempt to claim asylum in Sweden, and deportation followed, before they …read more