Photograph, Twins, from the series Young, British & Muslim, 2012
Several years ago, photographer Alessia Gammarota began to observe an increasing number of young Muslim women on the streets of London proudly wearing head coverings and modest attire. As she recalls, “I started questioning why my perception was different from the [mainstream] narrative of oppression associated with the Islamic veil.” Gammarota gradually developed the idea to “use stories about fashion to open up a dialogue amongst women” around issues of prejudice and discrimination.
It is credited
Courtesy of Alessia Gammarota/INSTITUTE.
Its dimensions are
Frame H x W: 40.6 × 53.3 cm (16 × 21 in.)