'Nymphaeaceae' is Shah's most recent work and is a collection of portraits of women with Asian, African and Arab heritage living in Scotland.

The title refers to flowering water plants, which are rooted in soil under bodies of water and which bloom above the water's surface. Shah uses this notion, to explore the constant transitional state of her subjects, who float in between their two cultures, one, which they are rooted in, and one, which they inhabit.

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