London Veil Exhibiting at Royal Festival Hall
FIFTY images from London Veil will exhibit for the first time at the Royal Festival Hall on the mornings of March 8 and March 10, 2013, in the main Clore Ballroom as part of the Southbank’s Women of the World (WOW) Festival.
This is an annual global festival where women and men of all ages celebrate women’s achievements and discuss the obstacles they face across the world.
London Veil is a body of work that seeks to give prominence to young muslim women in London by documenting and celebrating the expression of their individual identities as interpreted through their vibrant and varied hijab styles and adornments.
Neither a critic nor an advocate of the veil, London Veil exists to recognise and celebrate its participants as strong, vital individuals who manage to shine despite the struggles of youth, womanhood and prejudice they may receive as a result of the visibilty of their faith.
Through the documentation of London’s young muslim women through their self-styled hijabs, ranging from subtle to wild in their expression, London Veil both illustrates and is inspired by the influence of our perceived restrictions, limitations and challenges. Those forces encourage originality, adaptation and in turn transform cultural expression into objects of beauty.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX