Capturing Absence

These images were taken at my grandmother’s house in Amman. She passed away last August, and the week that I was there was the week in which the deal had been closed on selling her house, which she has lived in for over half a century. All that was left behind was absence; the gaping vacuum of her presence in every corner of that house.


Bayan Dahdah is a Palestinian architect turned filmmaker, with some photographs in between, and based in Doha, Qatar. With either her head in the clouds or her body at the ocean floor, she's always got a camera in hand. She is also currently working on her first short film, but you can follow her semi-adventures on twitterinstagram, and her website, or you can read her articles here.