Artist name: Sumiah Salloum
Dates of residency: May - July
Hometown: Western Massachusetts
Lives and works: Western Massachusetts and Boston, MA
Education: BFA in photography with departmental honors, 2015, Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Sumiah Salloum is a photographer from the United States. Most of her work has been about her family and their identity. Some of the topic she has been focusing on is her father's muslim faith and Lebanese descent, her mother as a single parent, her brothers transition from female to male, and her cousin and aunt emigrating to America from Lebanon. By photographing these transitory periods and complex topics makes Sumiah’s work inherently political in which she tries to deftly approach.
Recent group show by Sumiah Salloum include 2015 - Student Exhibition, Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA , Senior Thesis Show, President Gallery, Boston, MA, All School Show, Student Life Gallery, Boston, MA, Life and Leisure, Gallery South, Boston, MA, 2014 - Growing Angry Slowly, Aviary Gallery, Jamaica Plain, MA .