Maryam Arif is a Lahore, Pakistan based photographer and video artist. Arif describes her approach to photography as ‘observational and non-intrusive’. Likened to a contemporary flâneur in the city, she has a wonderful ability to capture reality’s blueprint without interfering with its DNA. Self-taught Arif is known to handle a camera with as much consummate ease as any lucid European or American photographer of the contemporary age; and tellingly Arif’s images deliver as much purpose. In Pakistan, contemporary art photography has still to establish itself; and Arif is the vanguard of a new wave of photography that is positively altering engrained preconceptions about the value of the photograph in an age of the image.