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Photograph, True Self 2, hijab, niqab, without hijab, 2010

This is a Photograph. It was photographed by Boushra Almutawakel.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is digital chromogenic print on paper. It is a part of the department.

In the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks in 2001, Boushra Almutawakel created an ongoing series that explores the many faces and facets of covering and, by consequence, of Muslim women. As she explains, “Islam and Muslims had taken international center stage. I found that we, as Arabs and Muslims, were either demonized or romanticized.”

It is credited Courtesy of Boushra Almutawakel.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 101.6 × 101.6 cm (40 × 40 in.)

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