Ahmed Mohamed, from the portfolio Muslims in New York

Mahtab Hussain, Scottish, born 1981


2021, printed 2022

Giclée print

Ed. 6/12

Overall: 11 × 16 in. (27.9 × 40.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased with a gift from Marina and Andrew E. Lewin, Class of 1981



Place Imaged: New York, United States, North America

Place Made: London, England, Europe


21st century

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The twelve portraits in this portfolio represent Muslims across gender, race, and sexual orientation, some choosing traditional modest dress and others reveling in an urban punk aesthetic. While Islam is evidently key to how these subjects (who chose to participate in the project) identify themselves, the resulting portraits make it clear that their identity is not and should not be tied to stereotypes. Mahtab Hussain started this project, reflecting the varied lives of Muslims living in the West, in Great Britain, where he lives. He has continued it in various cities throughout the United States, including this portfolio of portraits from New York City.

From the 2024 exhibition An Instant Out of Time: Shaping a Collection, curated by Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography

Course History

Religion 28.04, Middle Eastern Studies 19.05, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies 43.06, Gender in Islam, Zahra Ayubi, Summer 2023

Exhibition History

An Instant Out of Time: Shaping a Collection, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 20-July 21, 2024.

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