Eman Khokhar was born in Lahore, Pakistan and raised in Dubai, UAE. With early schooling and exposure to a multi-cultural society, Eman has gained her inspiration from her environment.
After completing school, Eman went onto to study further at the Institut Villa Pierrefeu in Montreux, Switzerland which was instrumental in shaping her ideas. She then went on to complete her Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors from Oxford Brookes University. In her earlier work, Eman found fascination in the veil and the philosophical notions of the female gaze. Being exposed to such concepts and artists planted a seed for an enduring passion in photography.
During her years away from home and constant travel, her separation from her culture, society and identity grew and became a new starting point of her ongoing endeavors.
Using a camera lens as a crutch, Eman Khokhar was Inspired and heavily influenced by artists such as Shirin Neshat, Brian Dillon, Barbara Bloom and Chantal Faust. The intensity of depicting a relationship between a mother and daughter coinciding with memory, space, presence and absence are all imbued in her photographs.