MAHTAB HUSSAIN – Muslims in America: Syracuse Edition

February 3, 2024 to March 16, 2024

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British photographer Mahtab Hussain is creating a major new body of work about the Muslim experience in America. This October, ArtRage hosted Hussain for a two week residency to photograph Syracuse’s Muslim community; the resulting work will be shared in this exhibition. The work created in Syracuse will join his work from New York City, Los Angeles, Baltimore, and other US cities yet to be visited, and will be published as an artist book and a touring museum exhibition in 2026.

Hussain uses photography to explore the important relationship between identity, heritage, and displacement, specifically he is known for photographing the Muslim experience in the UK, US and Canada. His themes develop through long-term research articulating a visual language that challenges the prevailing concepts of multiculturalism. His work has been widely exhibited in the UK and North America and is in many collections including the Brooklyn Museum and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

SUSTAINING SPONSORS: Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith

Lynn Fallon & Greg Daily, Barry & Barbara Gordon, John P. Haritatos, Arthur & Viola Paris, Dave Pasinski & Geri Hall, Richard & Neva Pilgrim, Katherine & Craig Polhamus, Carole Resnick, Nancy Keefe Rhodes, and Jeff Unaitis

Joseph Carpenter & Richard Odom, Annemarie Deegan, Margrit Diehl, Christine Flynn, Nirelle & Allen Galson – In Honor of Robert Colley, GEGENSATZ PRESS, Mike Greenlar & Linda Bogart-Greenlar, Ruth Heller & Bennet Schaber, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Joe Marusa & Beth Drew, Jeremy  McKay, Lauren & Walter Melnikow, Shirley & Larry Novak, Lleni Pach, George Savage, Craig Schlanger & Rosemary Welch, Ellen Schwartz, Vince Sgambati, Sharye Skinner, Syracuse Antiques Exchange-Richard Jaeger, Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Mary Traynor, Paul Welch & Sharon Dettmer, Shaila Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, Ron VanNorstrand, and Amy Zamkoff – In Memory of Rae Kramer

Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock, Bousqet Holstein, Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Edgewood Gallery, Sam Gruber – In Memory of Dik Cool, Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, The DUKE Malavenda Foundation, Inc., Sidney Manes & Amy Zamkoff, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Sarah Stewart McIlvain, Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley, The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead, Mary Stanley, and Carolyn Stark & John Przepiora