The brightly colored, intensely patterned, eye-popping visions of photographer, designer, and filmmaker
form a salon of sorts at this year’s edition of Untitled in Miami Beach. The installation, presented by Taymour Grahne
, includes recent photographs (a number of which were made especially for the fair) and encourages visitors to linger, taking in every detail of his immersive, joyful works.
Hajjaj splits his time between London and Marrakesh, cities from which he derives many of his influences. London’s hip-hop and reggae scenes, North African style and culture,
, fashion photography, and the studio portraits of Malian photographer
are among the sources from which the self-taught artist draws for his own work. He began photographing in the late 1980s, and has since become widely celebrated for his stunning portraits, whose sitters have included a range of musicians, performers, and other creators.