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Excerpt from a presentation of this work on the Stead Bureau Blog:
"Like all major religions, Islam seeks to regulate sexual relationships between members of their society through moral codes. According to the Quran, any form of sexual behavior is forbidden before or outside of marriage. However, that doesn’t prevent muslims meeting in secret to pursue romance or the gratification of mutual desires.
Lina Hashim, an Iraqi photographer born in Kuwait and now based in Denmark, investigates such illicit encounters between young muslim lovers in parks, hidden between trees, or under the cover of the night on beaches and in parking lots. Using night vision cameras, inconspicuous smartphones or digital cameras equipped with long range telephoto lenses, she captured couples enjoying moments of the greatest intimacy in very public spaces in Sweden and Denmark.
As Hashim, who also has a degree in anthropology, points out, ‘those who come from a muslim background follow strict rules that subsume their individuality, so that the true self is rarely revealed. The public persona and the private life are two distinct zones, creating paradoxes in everyday life that lead to a form of cultural schizophrenia.’ This tension is reflected in Unlawful Meetings. It lies in the invisibility the lovers enjoy in public; for the most part, passersby turn a blind eye to the privacy they create for themselves in shadows and parked cars at nights."
NB : To read the full article on the Stead Bureau website, it's over here.
This work is also reviewed on Colin Pantall's blog.
This special edition is a Leporello (accordion-fold booklet) "hidden" in a small grey-cardboard box (cf. photos); on one of the faces, the "Day" series and on the back, the "Night" series (made using night vision).
Size of the box : 7 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm. Size of images : 5 cm x 5 cm.
We are offering here a few signed copies, and you will also find unsigned copies in the "Suggestions" tab, priced at 40 € (following the artist's suggested prices).
NB : Each copy of this book is hand-made and hand-bound, and variations and imperfections may consequently appear within this edition as part of the creation and production process.
40 pages - Accordion-fold in thick cardboard
New - Mint condition (see above)
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