The PIX book series is a numbered collection that has been curated by photographer Pete Voelker and published under the Spotz imprint. The portfolio follows a unique approach, in which Voelker selects an image from a photographer to serve as a prompt for other photographers to submit their work in response. This process spans over a two-month period, during which Voelker receives entries from photography enthusiasts worldwide. Subsequently, the photographs are edited into sequences that integrate the work of young or amateur photographers with those of photographers who have established careers spanning decades.
Farah Al Qasimi (b. 1991, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates) is an artist who primarily works with photography, video, and performance. She examines postcolonial power structures, gender, and taste in the Gulf Arab states through her art. Al Qasimi studied photography and music at Yale University in 2012 and later earned her MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2017. Splitting her time between Dubai and New York, she incorporates her artistic practice as a subtle social critique and observation of the diverse aspects of each location. Through her striking and vivid photographs, she delves into the implicit social norms and values that shape a place, moment, or object. Her stimulating images serve as an invitation for viewers to experience the unspoken limitations that govern the settings depicted.