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Zarina Bhimji (born in Mbarara, Uganda, 1963) is a Ugandan Asian photographer and film maker, who was nominated for the Turner Prize in 2007.Reynolds, Nigel The Daily Telegraph online, May 10, 2007. Retrieved May 21, 2007

Life and work

Zarina Bhimji was educated at Leicester Polytechnic (1982 &ndash; 1983), Goldsmiths' College (1983 &ndash; 1986) and Slade School of Fine Art, University College London (1987 &ndash; 1989).

In 2001 Bhimji won the EAST award at EASTinternational selected by Mary Kelly and Peter Wollen.

The artist participated in Documenta 11 (June - September 2002) with her 16mm film "Out of Blue".

2003&ndash;2007, she travelled widely in India, East Africa and Zanzibar, studying legal documents and the stories of those who formed British power in those countries, carrying out interviews and taking photographs.

In 2003 Zarina Bhimji received the ICP's (International Center for Photography, New York City) Infinity Award in the Art Photography category. Other recipients for this award category have included David Hockney (1985), Chuck Close (1990), Cindy Sherman (1994), Sigmar Polke...
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