You Get Me? by Mahtab Hussain. First edition (2017). First impression. Medium format hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Mathab Hussain to copyright page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. Any questions get in touch.
About You Get Me?
So, photographed over a nine-year period, the book by British artist Mahtab Hussain is a book centred on the experiences of young working-class South Asian Muslim men in contemporary Britain. Largely a book of portraits, it also documents the local environments of these men. It picks up on manifest signs of multicultural identity.
The photographs in You Get Me? are interspersed with evocative extracts from Hussain’s numerous conversations with Muslim men, principally in London, Nottingham and Birmingham. The book brings issues of identity, masculinity, displacement and belonging to the fore. It addresses concrete experiences of these men against a backdrop of derogatory media representations. Confronting the politics surrounding immigration and identity in Britain, Hussain at once celebrates the implicit agency of his photographic subjects. However, he does not fail to recognize their struggle to determine a sense of self.