Walking past our building? Why not have a look at this free photography exhibition we will be displaying in our front windows. Or, watch the video below to view the exhibition virtually.

In Focus is a photography and philosophy programme, for Muslim and non-Muslim women, facilitated by Sarah Ainslie, Photographer and Liz Allum from Global Learning London. Beginning in March 2020, reforming its structure to adjust to the challenges posed by COVID it concluded in January 2021. Perhaps because of COVID, or in spite of it, a very strong supportive and friendly network grew for the core 8 participants.

The programme became ‘hybrid’ with the onset of Lockdowns, coming together at Rich Mix for face to face studio sessions, over zoom meetings, phone calls and even receiving cyanotype materials through the post to experiment at home. We took photos in our homes and localities, sometimes effecting images on our phone or computer and playing with concepts and ideas. We explored big questions together that have no straight-forward answers. Personal and shared views, experiences and memories inspired us and made us laugh and made us cry.

The artists are:

Fatima Ali

Karan Rai

Marie Sleigh

Rukea Khatun

Rukia Begum

Rufshana Begum

Salam Balaam

Tracy Barbe


A taste of what’s to come.


This programme has been made possible by support from partners Amal (a Saïd Foundation programme).