Faisal Azam is a writer, photographer and an award-winning film editor. Faisal was born in Karachi, Pakistan, and grew up in the Middle East, where his interest in art, ironically, was stirred by the heavy-handed censorship of television in Saudi Arabia. Curious about missing parts and disrupted scenes, Faisal became fascinated with the structure of storytelling and the power of the image to provoke a visceral reaction in the human psyche. Immigrating to the United States at the age of 15, he graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with a degree in Rhetoric. In his photography, film and writing, Faisal is ever grasping at the intangible—time, tone, rhythm, deeper shades of meaning—and creating art with power that lies not just in the story it tells, but in the way elements are combined, layered and juxtaposed.