by Sarah Ahmed

This work appears in Khabar Keslan Issue 2. PASSAGE


At a time when I was fed-up with my surroundings, what was going on in MENA, being unemployed, and feeling uninspired; I hit rock-bottom and thought, “an alien invasion wouldn’t be the worst thing right now.”

A lot of my inspiration and photo manipulations are drawn from 90s sci-fi art and comics. All original photographs were taken in my city, Abu Dhabi, and edited with that 90s field of color.


Sarah Ahmed is a creative based in Abu Dhabi and the founder of the MENA e-mag and online creatives’ community, Jaffat El Aqlam. When she’s not stressing out about meeting self-made deadlines, she experiments with glitch art, film photography or watercolor; sends postcards to strangers, publishes zines and waters her plants. Her art process involves experimenting with different traditional and digital mediums, and usually revolves around nostalgia and finding beauty in the mundane.