The Medium: Photography
Tamara Abdul Hadi
Started in 2009, this portrait series is part of a large body of work capturing semi-nude Arab men of diverse backgrounds.
The conceptual aim of this portrait series is two-fold: Trying to uncover and break the stereotypes placed upon the Arab male, and providing an alternative visual representation of that identity. Secondly, it is a celebration of their sensual beauty, an unexplored aspect of the identity of the contemporary Arab man, on the cusp of change in a society that reveres an out-dated form of hyper-masculinity.
Picture an Arab man Exhibits:
2013 Landskrona Konsthall, Landskrona, Sweden
2013 Photoquai, Musee de Quai Branly, Paris
2013 New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK
2012 Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
2012 Mark Hachem Gallery, Beirut, Lebanon
2012 Contemporary Art Platform, Kuwait
2012 Le Corps Decouverts- Institute de monde Arabe, Paris, France
2011 “Arab Winter”, Fresh Paint Gallery, Montreal, Canada
2011 Empty Quarter Gallery, Menasart fair, Beirut, Lebanon