Born and raised in Malaysia, discovered photography at the age of 17 in a small town in Japan and came of age in New York City, Nadirah Zakariya draws inspiration for her works through her non-specific geographical upbringing. Currently based in Kuala Lumpur, Nadirah received her Bachelor in Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC.
Nadirah is an internationally published photographer with works in numerous magazines such as The New York Times Magazine, NYLON, VICE, and Dazed and Confused. Her works have been exhibited in major cities including New York, London, Paris, San Francisco and Kuala Lumpur. In 2011, Nadirah was invited to hold her first solo exhibition, “Daughters Ago” in New York.
The images below are mainly fashion. I would like to capture more of KL through projects. The next project I would like to embark on will be set in and around KL of "Gerai Tomyams" at night featuring their colorful neon lights.