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Documentary following photographer Mahtab Hussain, known for his portraits of working-class Muslim men exploring masculinity and self-esteem, on his latest project.

As part of the Big British Asian Summer season, What Do Artists Do All Day? celebrates prominent Asian artists and performers.

Mahtab Hussain is a photographer whose work chronicles the complex experiences of the British Muslim community. His portraits of young, working-class Muslim men were the basis of an acclaimed exhibition and book You Get Me?, exploring questions of masculinity and self-esteem in a series of striking images.

Recently, his work has also focused on the changing identity of British Muslim women. This film follows Mahtab at work on his latest photographic project and hears from some of his subjects.

29 minutes

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:06

    Agnes Obel

    Stretch Your Eyes

  • 00:08

    Agnes Obel


  • 00:25

    Agnes Obel



Role Contributor
Participant Mahtab Hussain
Executive Producer Richard Bright
Camera Operator Toral Dixit
Director Toral Dixit
Producer Toral Dixit


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