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Portrait Vignettes

Noor Gatih + Victoria Mbabazi

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RYANNE (she/her)

NOOR (she/her)

ANNA (she/her)
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CAS (they/them)

Portrait Vignettes is a back and forth art project between two friends — a writer and a visual artist. Throughout a month-long collaboration, Victoria wrote portraits of close friends or moments in time while Noor assembled collages that encapsulated the aura or personality of each vignette. The result is a scrapbook of memories.

Noor Gatih (she/her) is an Iraqi photographer and filmmaker in Toronto. Her work focuses on exploring diaspora, duality, and human nature. She has been published in Luna Collective Mag twice and has done brand shoots for TanibyTani and Loveclosely. Her most recent photo-series, Generational Cycles, was published in April, 2021.

Victoria Mbabazi (she/they) is an MFA candidate with a concentration in poetry at NYU. Her work can be found in The Puritan, CV2, Feels Zine, Bywords, Untethered Magazine, Grain, and Release Any Words Stuck Inside You Volume 2. Her poetry placed second in The Hart House Review contest, and her work has been shortlisted in Plenitude’s Flash Fiction Contest and long-listed in Room’s Poetry Contest. Her first poetry collection, chapbook, is out with Anstruther Press.

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