Self-Portrait – Photograph 2

Series nameSelf-Portrait Series

In the second image of Samena Rana’s ‘Self-Portrait Series’, the tone of the portrait is more sensual and feminine. Samena Rana is dressed in a black shawl with black lace gloves and large earrings.

Date of Creation / PublicationUnknown
CreatorRana, Samena
Associated Person/ Organisation
Collection and Reference NumberSamena Rana (GB 2661 SR)
Catalogue NumberSR/FW/SP/2
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or associated person or organisation where applicable
Access to originalsThe originals are located at the Panchayat Archive, University of Westminster.
Series notesThe Self-Portrait Series includes four images of Samena Rana that evolve from simple to more elaborate, sensual and stylised self-portraits. She uses textiles, jewellery and cosmetics in her portraiture to construct a strong feminine presence.

Collection notesThe Samena Rana collection includes material from her main bodies of photographic work: the 'Flow of Water Series', the 'Arrangement Series', the 'Disability Series' and other biographical material. The digitised items include mainly colour and black and white photographs.
Dorney, Camille, 'Tribute to Samena Rana' in Third Text. No 20. Autumn 1992 (pp114)