Abigail Hadeed was born in Trinidad and Tobago, in 1963. She currently lives and works there. Over the past three decades, she has produced substantial archives of photographs. Her focus has been primarily on the cultural aspects of the Caribbean. Her archives include extensive documentation of traditional carnival, steel band and theatre. In 2004, Hadeed won the Commonwealth Photographic Awards with an iconic photograph of the indigenous peoples of Guyana’s Rupununi Savannah. Themes of marginalisation, belonging and migration are subjects she returns to. Hadeed represented Trinidad at the 1998 Biennale of Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at the 2006 Havana Biennale, Cuba. In 2011, she was part of the group exhibition, About Change – Wrestling With the Image, which opened at The Museum of the Americas and then moved on to The World Bank. In 2014 she was part of a group exhibition Pictures from Paradise at Contact Photography Festival, Toronto.