Works by Youcef Hadjazi
A series of photographs form an exploration of the gender and sexuality of individuals from Muslim backgrounds.
The artist worked individually with an interesting group of queers living in Manchester, who shared their stories before posing in front of the camera. While each photograph narrates a different story, participants shared their experiences of how their Muslim backgrounds had impacts on their sexuality and gender, and how those influenced the way they perceive themselves.
The work aims to punctuate the presence of these groups in our societies and to push the audience to question the relations between sexuality, gender and religion.'