Gentle soul. Masculinity redefined. In connection with his ancestors. Beauty in vulnerability."


Micha Serraf


“Throughout my life after fleeing Zimbabwe and as an artist I have been searching for a home. Over the last few years, I have decided to embrace being an alien (legal or otherwise). My work is informed by memories I have from when I was a child in Zimbabwe and my endeavor to understand the nostalgia I feel toward the unfamiliar. In an attempt to figure out what I am and where I belong - I will continue to make visual my memories, thoughts, and narratives.”


Your art is…
Merely a suggestion.
An invitation to celebrate a world so far away and foreign yet so human and close to home.

Name something you love, and why.
Mangoes! We used to grow up in Zimbabwe eating them off the trees like apples.

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

Why photography?
It's inescapable. What you're looking at is what is, what was, and all you can do is choose to embrace the parts of you it confronts.

Which professional success meant the most to you?
Being selected by Foam Museum as the top global emerging talent.
Meeting with the team at Foam is always a highlight for me.

Where do you go when you want to be with you?
I dive into a playlist of very eclectic music and try to readjust my perspectives.

Tell us something about your education!
All the most important lessons came from my mother.

What was the weirdest encounter, the craziest adventure, or the most beautiful moment you experienced on a shoot?
I was documenting a small fishing village where an old fisherman told me that I was living his dream as an artist and that it made him realize there was still time.

What is more important to you: Form or content?
Sometimes people need to see what they're feeling and sometimes people need to feel it.
I guess my answer would depend on the room.

Where does your inspiration live?
With the ancestors, I've never met but with whom I feel directly linked.