Britain’s Young Muslim Men as They Want to Be Seen
By Jonathan Blaustein May. 17, 2017
Mahtab Hussain, a British artist of Pakistani descent, had grown tired of the simplistic narratives that portrayed Muslims as either refugees or terrorists. While in art school, and later at the National Portrait Gallery in London, he was irked that no one had done any projects about Asians and Muslims like him.
So he decided to do one.
For the last nine years he has been photographing Asian Muslim communities in England — in Nottingham, Birmingham and London — focusing on working-class, British, Asian young men and boys. The resulting series, “You Get Me?,” is on exhibit at Autograph ABP in London, and will soon be released as a monograph by Mack. The pictures,…