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‘Are you prepared for loss of life?’: Exploring grief, religion, and community at Stephen Lawrence Gallery

Jamil’s The East Finish of Islam traces an identical path, once more following a community experiencing complicated adjustments. Created between 1997 and 2007, when the photographer was given unprecedented entry to the East London Mosque, the black-and-white photos supply perception into the lives of East London’s Muslim community. Taken in a conventional documentary fashion, joyful moments of prayer and play supply an necessary various to Islamophobic stereotypes.

The will to fight racial prejudice additionally seems within the work of Chishty, whose collection Shifting past hate: experiments in recycling, takes a combined media strategy to transformation. “Having spent years finding out Islamophobia and the way it manifests in our on a regular basis, I’ve gathered a group of books plentiful in anti-Muslim rhetoric,” the artist writes. “I’m not prepared to show myself to hateful phrases, but I nonetheless maintain the assumption that books are sacred objects to be treasured.” In exploring this dilemma, Chishty presses flowers into the torn pages of anti-Muslim texts, metaphorically remodeling hate into hope.

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