Asafe Ghalib is an artist from Nilopolis on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro and has been based in London since 2013. As a self-taught artist, Ghalib has been exploring their own identity and relationship to the environment they inhabit. Asafe’s work embraces rebellion in order to reclaim their identity and history. They are best known for their imagery that challenges dominant ideas around the status quo. Asafe was one of the winners of 2021 “Ones to Watch'' during Photo London Fair in Somerset House and the Story cover for British Journal of Photography - in 2021 the Creative Review editorial team selected them as one of the photographers that have made an impact over the past 12 months as their Zeitgeist winners. In 2022, Ghalib was selected as one of the winners of the Annual Photography Awards 2021 competition with their ongoing project. They have also previously worked with Vogue Australia, JIIJ, Dazed, Wonderland, Burberry, Converse and have recently been shooting multiple covers for GayTimes.