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Mahtab Hussain: You Get Me?

Autograph ABP

05 May - 01 July

You Get Me? addresses the contested political terrain of race and representation, respect and cultural difference.

The men portrayed in Hussain’s portraits identify as Muslim, and expressed that they felt culturally ridiculed by the constant flow of derogatory media representation of their lives.

The 24 portraits in the exhibition examine how the weight of masculinity impacts the subject’s sense of self, as they navigate the complex identity formations historically placed upon them.

Hussain photographed the series over a nine-year period in Birmingham – where he grew up – stopping individuals in the street and starting conversations as he took their portrait. He later expanded the project to London and Nottingham.


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Getting to: Autograph ABP

Rivington Place is located off of Rivington Street.

Tubes: Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street

Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Nearest tube/Overground: Shoreditch High Street


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