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Photography serves a therapeutic function for Qurrat Ansari


It was a chilly afternoon in November, 2010, when Qurrat Ansari snapped this self-portrait — without a tripod. “What I ended up doing was using a huge stack of heavy and thick textbooks,” she says. “It took multiple attempts, but I finally ended up with a shot that I was happy with.”

Up until two years ago, Ansari was using a point-and-shoot camera, but her creative portfolio has expanded since then — her current photo stream includes many stunning images using subtle body movements to create art. “I struggle a lot with expressing myself through words,” she says. “That’s where photography comes in — it’s very therapeutic.”


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