Saskia Kahn - Skatepark Baltimore

Skatepark Baltimore - a collaborative photo project about a self-created youth community that grew to make a Baltimore skateboard park a more inclusive space.

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 3 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

Skatepark Baltimore - Photography

By Saskia Kahn, 'Skatepark Baltimore' won the Photography Category in the Global Design Graduate Show in collaboration with Gucci 2022.

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 7 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

Saskia Kahn is a recent graduate from MICA Maryland Institute College of Art holding a degree in Photography.  Her work celebrates young people who fight for their access to joy.

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 1 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

"I’m spiritually fulfilled working as a street portrait photographer because interacting with strangers makes me feel more connected to humanity." 

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 5 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

Skaters who felt uncomfortable using the park alone realised the need to work cooperatively in order to claim this space as safe—particularly those who identified as transgender, gender-nonconforming, black-femme, women, and/or queer.

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 2 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

"Slowly, throughout making photographs, interviews, and following the community on social media, I learned safety within this open space came from sustained efforts of solidarity among peers and friends who recognized the shared need for protection."

Skatepark Baltimore - Saskia Khan 6 (2022) by Saskia KhanGlobal Design Graduate Show

"I’m motivated by the past and the future."

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FIRST NAME: SASKIA

LAST NAME: KAHN 

UNIVERSITY / COLLEGE: MICA MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART

COURSE / PROGRAM: PHOTOGRAPHY

GRADUATED: 2022

SPECIALISMS: PHOTOGRAPHY

WEBSITE:  Skatepark Baltimore by Saskia Kahn https://artsthread.com/portfolios/skatepark-baltimore

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