How I got this picture - Tariq Tarey Posted On 4th January 2018 To Magazine & How I got this picture
Tariq Tarey give us the lowdown on how he captured this striking portrait.
Film Used - Ilford FP4+
Format - 4x5
Camera - Wista
Lens - 180mm Nikkor f5.6
Exposure time - 1/125
Location - Columbus, Ohio
Firstly, tell us the story behind this image. What inspired you to shoot it?
This image is part of long term project. The project highlights the relationship between African & African Americans women and their scarves. Hopefully a book and an exhibit will be announced soon.
Did you come across any challenges?
Fortunately, I have not encountered any challenges.
What process did you use (Tripod? Set exposure time? Filters?)
I used a manfroto tripod. My exposure was 1/125 at f8. No filter.
How did you process it?
I use a Jobo ATL1000. I develop with HC110, Ilford Ilfostop and Ilford Rapid Fix.
What about printing?
I normally scan my negatives with Epson V700 and I use my Eposn SC P9000 for printing.
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About The Author
Tariq Tarey is a documentary photographer, skilled in both still photography and video, who specializes in refugee affairs. In July of 2006, Tariq’s show, Forlorn in Ohio, which documented the plight of Somali refugees, appeared at the Kiaca Gallery in Columbus. Forlorn in Ohio also traveled to Wright State University, in 2007. Several images from that show are now part of the permanent collection of the Columbus Museum of Art. In recognition to the power of his work to call attention to the plight of refugees, Tariq was honored with the South Side Settlement House’s prestigious Arts Freedom Award in 2006. In that year, he also won the Ohio Art Council’s Individual Artist Award. In 2008, Tariq was given the Individual Artist Award by the Greater Columbus Arts Council. He directed the documentary, “Emergency Living: Somalia in the Aftermath of Famine.” Tariq also directed “Women, War and Resettlement: Nasro’s Journey,” which was aired on WOSU Public Television in 2012. In 2014, Tariq’s film, “The Darien Gap,” was shown in the 2 nd United States Conference on African Immigrant and Refugee Health. In 2015, Tariq’s photo spread appeared in the Magazine, 614, in an article entitled, “Journeys of the Diaspora.” In 2015, Tariq also did a photo spread for a publication entitled, Impact of Refugees in Central Ohio. In 2017, along with writer Doug Rutledge, Tariq Tarey had a photographic exhibition of 30 Bhutanese-Nepali refugees residing in Columbus, OH. Currently, he is working on a book project, documenting representative refugee populations, who have made their home in Central Ohio.