Abdul Sharif is a member of photography’s new generation. His close attention to detail is reflected in his sharp, bold images of architecture and humans alike. Shooting in urban street locations as well as in the studio, his portraits are a cross between raw and polished, producing high contrast photos that are meant to draw in the viewer. His work sets to demolish the cliche of photographers having to be specialized in only one category.
Abdul Sharif was born and raised in the West End of Louisville, KY. He graduated from the University of Louisville in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pan African Studies and a Minor in Art; the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2011 with a Master of Arts Degree in Photography, and the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2020 with a Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Photography.
In the past, Abdul has worked with the Kentucky Center for the Arts' "ArtsReach program" to teach students how to document their neighborhoods through photography. Abdul has also taught photography workshops at numerous Jefferson County Public Schools, the Mellwood Arts Center, and Metro Parks in Louisville, KY.
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