An Exhibition of Photography by Asif Rehman
November 18. 2013 Press Release For Immediate Release
Nov 29th, 2013 to Jan 8th, 2014
Centrepointe Theatre Gallery
Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive
Opening Reception: Monday December 2nd, from 6pm to 8pm
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday 1-5 p.m.
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Asif’s photography reveals that the label “Canadian Muslim” at best defines only a part of a person’s identity, and seeks to break down stereotypes held by both Muslims and non-Muslims about what it means to be a Canadian Muslim.
In spite of differences that exist between people and cultures, I believe we are connected by an underlying humanity. But in our society dominated by 24 X 7 cable television, polarizing and sometimes extreme opinions and images get the headlines. I feel that my work brings much needed balance to the subject of Canadian Muslim identity. The power of an image can challenge the viewer’s preconceptions, allowing them to empathize with the subject. By communicating the essence of human experience and emotion, we can learn how much we all have in common and can begin to break down barriers of misunderstanding and ignorance.
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