Taken over a period of roughly two years, the images focus on the group’s shared intimacy. Speaking of this series, Attia says, ‘I wanted to represent the whole picture of their lives, to show that even illegal immigrants working as transgender prostitutes have moments of joy, of happiness, of hope’.
A special publication devoted to this series has been produced alongside the exhibition. The publication – available from 10 March – features over 150 images and an essay by Tarek el-Ariss, Associate Professor and Chair of Middle Eastern Studies at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire.
Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion was at Hayward Gallery from 13 February until 6 May 2019.
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