Picture an Arab Man

A Project by Tamara Abdul Hadi
www.tamarabdulhadi.com

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.