Amrou Al-Kadhi and Holly Falconer on Glamrou (2016)

The photographic portrait Glamrou (2016) – currently on display at Hayward Gallery as part of Kiss My Genders – is a collaboration between writer, filmmaker and drag performer Amrou Al-Kadhi and photographer Holly Falconer.

For this portrait, which was originally shot for Cause & Effect magazine and styled by Amnah Hafez, the pair used a triple exposure to communicate the fractured experience of being in drag as a person of Muslim heritage.

Amrou Al-Kadhi & Holly Falconer | Kiss My Genders | Hayward Gallery

 

The image is all about looking at how difficult it can be to merge a queer identity with a religious upbringing.
Amrou Al-Kadhi, writer, filmmaker, performer

 

Kiss My Genders was at Hayward Gallery, 12 June – 8 September 2019.

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