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Hijab Unravelled: A Photography Documentary by Danielle Regout
Tue 23 May 2017, 18:30 – 20:00 BST
Photographer Danielle Regout, one of the winners of the Ben Uri's 2017 photography competition on the theme of influence, discusses wider aspects of her practice. She will discuss her photography documentary Hijab Unravelled joined by some of the participants in the project.
The project gave a group of 31 young Muslim women, each of whom choose to wear the hijab, the opportunity to convey, and communicate what inspires each of them to wear it. Many are cosmopolitan, self-confident and maintain a vibrant presence on social media. They are the ‘hijabistas’, a wonderfully modern portmaneau of hijab-wearers and fashionistas, who share everything with their online community, from their day-to-day activities to fashionable tips on how to wear the hijab.
The documentary allows the viewer a glimpse into the world and lives of these women, from The Netherlands, UK, Belgium and Canada. The project doesn't aim to make a political statement, but instead to provide a neutral perspective to help relieve the hijab of its stigma.
Danielle Regout (1986): Born in Latin America, Danielle lived abroad in Canada and Poland before moving to The Netherlands permanently during her childhood. After completing a degree in communication, Danielle became an entrepreneur. In 2011 she founded her company DARE, specialising in digitalising photo archives and creating photo albums.
Since then her work has been exhibited at the Foto Festival Naarden (NL), the Horizonte Zingst Festival (Ger) and in the Melkweg Expo in Amsterdam in her first solo exhibition. Furthermore, in 2015 Danielle was selected as one of the best emerging Dutch photographers by GUP magazine and featured in the book NEW 2016.
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