Essays and Reviews

Essays about Fazal Sheikh

‘LYING DOWN’ by Aveek Sen
Fazal Sheikh, Ether (Online Edition)

Introduction to Eduardo Cadava’s essays

‘Trees, Hands, Stars, and Veils: The Portrait in Ruins’ by Eduardo Cadava
Fazal Sheikh, Portraits (Göttingen: Steidl, 2011)

‘Palm Reading: Fazal Sheikh’s Handbook of Death’ by Eduardo Cadava
Fazal Sheikh, MAPFRE Foundation catalogue, Madrid, 2009

‘Of Veils and Mourning: Fazal Sheikh’s Widowed Images’ by Eduardo Cadava
Fazal Sheikh, MAPFRE Foundation catalogue, Madrid, 2009

‘Fazal Sheikh: A Sense of Common Ground’ by Liz Jobey 
Fazal Sheikh, MAPFRE Foundation catalogue, Madrid, 2009

‘Fazal Sheikh’ by Carlos Gollonet Carnicero (curator)
Fazal Sheikh,  MAPFRE  Foundation catalogue, Madrid, 2009

‘Life on the Frontier: Biography of Fazal Sheikh’ by Carlos Martín 
Fazal Sheikh,  MAPFRE Foundation catalogue, Madrid, 2009

‘Survival Tactics: The Work of Fazal Sheikh’ by Mary Warner Marien
Deutsche Börse Photography Prize catalogue, London, 2008

‘A Sense of Common Ground: Excerpts’ by Barbara Thompson (curator) Hood Museum
Hood Museum of Art catalogue, Dartmouth College, 2003

‘Fazal Sheikh: Portrait of a Refugee’ by Ken Light
Witness in Our Time: Working Lives of  Documentary


Selected Reviews

Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), August 25, 2015
‘Zerfurcht, zerfahren,’ Lennart Laberenz

Photo-Eye, Santa Fe, January 20, 2014
‘Ether,’ Blake Andrews

ARTFORUM, New York City, January 2013
‘Fazal Sheikh – Ether, Pace/MacGill Gallery,’ David Frankel

Wall Street Journal, New York City, October 5 2012
‘Epic Journeys And the Sleep of Twilight: Fazal Sheikh: Ether’ William Meyers

The New Yorker, September 24, 2012
Art, Fazal Sheikh, Vince Aletti

TIME: LightBox, September 18, 2012
‘Into the Ether,’ Ishaan Tharoor

Die Tageszeitung (TAZ), August 25, 2011
‘Der Krieg ist niemals virtuell’

Financial Times, London, August 25, 2010
‘Contemporary photography, Metropolitan Museum, New York,’ Ariella Budick

Los Angeles Times, October 30, 2009
‘Fazal Sheikh's photos focus attention on forgotten girls and women of India,’ Leah Ollman

The Myth of Europa, May 2009
‘Democracy – Equality – Culture, Beyond the Nation State,’ Nadja Stamselberg

Iberarte, Madrid, April 3, 2009

Madridario, April 2, 2009
‘La Fundación Mapfre acoge una exposición de Fazal Sheikh’

El Cultural, Madrid, April 2, 2009
‘Desastres de las guerras, por Fazal Sheikh’

Photo-eye, December 10, 2008
‘The Circle,’ George Slade.

New York Times, January 18, 2008
‘Well, It Looks Like Truth,’ Holland Cotter

New Yorker, March 19, 2008
‘Seeing is Believing,’ Andrea Scott

Daily Telegraph, London, January 14, 2008
‘Deutsche Börse Photography Prize: India's forgotten daughters,’ Drusilla Beyfus

Aperture, Winter 2007
‘Fazal Sheikh: Beloved Daughters,’ Miriam Rosen

American Photo, December 16, 2007
‘Heroes of Photography: Fazal Sheikh – Uncovering the Faces of the World's Forgotten’ Dave Anderson

New Yorker, November 19, 2007
‘Art and Soul,’ Vince Aletti

New York Sun, October 25, 2007
‘Beautiful Misfortune,’ William Meyers

Télérama n° 2992, May 16, 2007 ‘Un oeil à l'écoute,’ Luc Desbenoit

Photo-Eye Booklist, Spring 2006
‘Moksha – Photographs by Fazal Sheikh,’ Larissa Leclair

Frankfurter Allgemeine, Dezember 14, 2006
‘Die Witwen von Vrindavan,’ Freddy Langer

Photo District News, June 2006
‘Fazal Sheikh and the Power of the Portrait,’ Edgar Beem

Princeton Alumni Weekly, January 25, 2006
‘Portraits of people, not just of their pain,’ Katharine Greider

Artforum International, November 2004
‘Fazal Sheikh – Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson, Paris,’ Miriam Rosen

Artwurl, February 2003
‘Interview with Fazal Sheikh,’ Eric Gottesman.

New York Times, July 15, 2003
‘In London, a Summer of Photographic Memory,’ Michael Kimmelman

Bookforum, Spring 2002
‘A Camel for the Son and Ramadan Moon, By Fazal Sheikh,’ Andy Grunberg

New York Times, February 3, 2002
‘Images of Afghanistan, When the Taliban Ruled,’ William Zimmer

New York Times, October 4, 2002
‘Stories Reveal Violence Behind Formal Pictures,’ Sarah Boxer

Village Voice, September 18 - 24, 2002
‘Fazal Sheikh's Worldview - Gravity and Grace,’ Vince Aletti

Texas Observer, January 17, 2002
‘Picturing Afghanistan,’ Jake Miller

Chicago Tribune, January 12, 2001
‘Photo exhibit’s portraits of Afghans personalize the suffering,’ Abigail Foerstner

Die Tageszeitung, September 29, 2001
‘Keiner heiratet die Witwe,’ von Brigitte Werneburg

Artforum/Bookforum, Fall 1999
‘The Victor Weeps – Afghanistan,’ Andy Grundberg

Rain Taxi, Spring 1999
‘The Victor Weeps – Afghanistan,’ Josie Rawson

New York Times, January 1, 1999
‘Beyond Clichéd Interpretations of Exile, Suffering and Death,’ Vicki Goldberg

Village Voice, December 23 - 29, 1998
‘Out of the Past - Among the Exiles With Fazal Sheikh,’ Vince Aletti

Wall Street Journal, March 27, 1996
‘Fazal Sheikh: Portraits of African Exiles,’ Taylor Holliday

New York Times, January 19, 1996
‘Reading the Sorrow of Africa in Individual Faces,’ Charles Hagen

See: A Journal of Visual Culture, June 1995
‘A Prayer for the Living,’ Carla Williams

New York Magazine, January 2, 1995
‘Out of Africa,’ Edith Newhall

New York Times, February 18, 1994
‘Art in Review,’ Charles Hagen

Village Voice, February 8, 1994
‘The Light Continent,’ Vince Aletti