In the Shroud of the Martyr

In the Shroud of the Martyr varying dimensions, archival inkjet prints on cotton lawn and red satin embroidery.

This piece pays homage to a small number of men that gave up their lives resisting the military dictatorship of Zia-ul-Haq in the late 1970s and 1980s.  The struggle never stopped and some of the photographs date from as recently as the early 2000s.

In the process of showing them in the United States of America, the piece explores what 52 South Asian male faces mean to a Western audience in light of contemporary politics surrounding the Muslim man.

Documentation courtesy of Ben Hoffman

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