Muna Malik
Muna Malik

Faces Never Forgotten offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of Somalis living in Somaliland, a nation shrouded in misconceptions and myths. These photographs present the humanity in each of these faces. The goal of this project is to provide people with the opportunity to see past the headlines and look into the faces of those living on the margins of society.

Artist Bios

  • Muna Malik

    Muna Malik

    Muna Malik is an artist based in Los Angeles, CA. Her passion in art lies within her pursuit to create cultural awareness and understanding. She has devoted much of her time to documenting the lives of recent immigrants living in the United States. Her current work focuses on capturing poetic imagery and narratives of women of color and refugees.

    Malik’s work has been exhibited at the Northern Spark Arts Festival, MCAD, ArtWorks Chicago & The University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She was a featured billboard artist representing North Carolina in the Four Freedoms 50 State Initiative. She currently has a show, Remnants of Things Left Behind at the Band of Vices Gallery in Los Angeles, CA.


  • For Freedoms

    For Freedoms

    We believe citizenship is defined by participation, not by ideology. Through non-partisan nationwide programming, we use art as as vehicle for participation to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values. We are a hub for artists, arts institutions, and citizens who want to be more engaged in public life.

    Founded in 2016 by artists Hank Willis Thomas and Eric Gottesman, For Freedoms is a platform for creative civic engagement, discourse, and direct action. Inspired by American artist Norman Rockwell’s paintings of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms (1941)—freedom of speech, freedom of worship, freedom from want, and freedom from fear—For Freedoms’ exhibitions, installations, and public programs use art to deepen public discussions on civic issues and core values, and to advocate for equality, dialogue, and civic participation. As a nexus between art, politics, commerce, and education, For Freedoms aims to inject anti-partisan, critical thinking that fine art requires into the political landscape through programming, exhibitions, and public artworks. In 2018, For Freedoms launched the 50 State Initiative: the largest creative collaboration in U.S. history.

Faces Never Forgotten

 archive : Photoville LA

Featuring: Muna Malik

Curated by: Michelle Woo

Presented by: For Freedoms
  • For Freedoms


View Location Details Annenberg Space for Photography

Century Park,
2000 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles,
CA 90067

Location open 24 hours

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May 42019

Intimate Portraiture

Join artist and activist Muna Malik as she hosts a workshop on portrait photography and discusses how photographers can use their practice to bridge cultural divides and cultivate greater inclusion and awareness of vulnerable and underrepresented communities.

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