Zainab Hussain is an artist who lives and works in Ottawa. Though she has lived in Ottawa all her life she has maintained strong connections to her cultural and religious heritage which is as much a part of her as her Canadian roots. This diversity informs much of her work which deals with issues of identity and multiplicity of the self. Much of her work is also strongly influenced by her immediate environment and it's connections to a more global environment. Zainab works primarily with photography but often extends her pieces through installation, and incorporating other mediums. Through her work she is interested in combining the technical with the organic, and exploring tradition through modern techniques.