From the series “Picture an Arab Man”

Tamara Abdul Hadi2009

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait

Contemporary Art Platform (CAP) Kuwait
Shuwaikh Industrial Area, Kuwait

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.


  • Title: From the series “Picture an Arab Man”
  • Creator: Tamara Abdul Hadi
  • Date Created: 2009
  • Physical Dimensions: 70 x 105 cm
  • Type: Photography
  • Medium: Digital Archival print, Ultra Smooth, Fine Art Paper
  • Art Form: Photography
  • Support: Paper
  • Depicted Topic: Men, Photography, Taboo, Paper
  • Artist nationality: Iraqi

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