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Sara Kontar

Sara Kontar (*1996/SY)
lives and works in Paris, FR
Level 1 Documentary Photography Practice at The VII Fondation (2023);
Master in Animation Cinema at École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (ENSAD) (2017–2023)
www.sarakontar.com
@_.sarako._
Sara Kontar, “If you weren’t here I would have really felt exiled.”, 2022, from the series Therefore, I Cut. © Sara Kontar
Sara Kontar, As My Mother Sleeps in Our Parisian Apartment, I Reflect on Our Arrival in 2016 and the Time We’ve Spent Residing in This Place. It’s Challenging to Label It as Our Ture Home; It’s More Akin to a Semblance of Home, but Not Quite There., 2023, from the series Therefore, I Cut. © Sara Kontar
Sara Kontar, "I don't have many photos here, this album is empty. When I left Syria, I had an album for each of my children. I took the photos out and threw away the albums when we left. I looked for my old photos among the pictures, searched and searched but couldn't find them. I had thrown out my album thinking it was empty. I regret that I no longer have memories of myself from before, they were the most important and beautiful photos.", 2023, from the series Therefore, I Cut. © Sara Kontar
Sara Kontar, "Cutting hair is often related to loss, it’s a part of your body that you choose to remove. At first, I refused to let anyone touch my hair, I didn’t want to cut it before I went back to Syria. I kept saying no. I thought I would go back soon, but after four years, my hair had grown too long, so my sister cut it.”, 2023, from the series Therefore, I Cut. © Sara Kontar
Sara Kontar, Someone Told Me That We Carry Memories of the Past in Our Hair, so I Asked My Mother to Cut It All., 2021, from the series Therefore, I Cut. © Sara Kontar