‘A NORMAL PAKISTANI’: CELEBRATING THE IDENTITY OF CONTEMPORARY PAKISTANI MEN IN UK
APRIL 2015 | 10 PORTRAITS
‘A Normal Pakistani’ celebrates the identity of contemporary Pakistani men choosing to highlight their normality. The portraiture, led by a Pakistani woman, questions the Western labeling of ‘Other’ for the men of her society.
Pakistani community has been a part of the British diaspora for more than 70 years and has now reached 1.2 million. However, a significant portion of the history of the community has been missed in relation to positive visual representation. ‘A Normal Pakistani’ attempts to achieve balance in visual representation of Pakistani men. It is the portraiture of family men, teachers, doctors, business men, shopkeepers, low wage workers at their homes and work places.
Outdoor display of 10 portraits on behalf of Pakistani diaspora is a voice to aspire humanity and to instigate a discourse to bridge the gap between different communities. ‘A Normal Pakistani’ is a powerful allegory of the complex identities of Pakistani community which has been overshadowed by continuous media propagation.
Become a Group Leader by organizing an Inside Out Action in your community. Gather 50 or more participants that stand behind a message you are passionate about and paste your portraits in your community.