Traditional favourites such as the full English breakfast have only become widely available to the Muslim community, due to their dietary requirements, over the past several years. Halal food serving outlets have increased, catering for a relatively untapped section of the British population.
Associate Artist Nurull Islam, working alongside photographer Rehan Jamil, will be exploring how the Muslim community has integrated traditional English meals into their daily lives.
The portraits of a diverse range of Muslim people from across Tower Hamlets in London’s East End will depict how traditional English dishes have found their way into the Muslim community. Accompanying the portraits will be short stories with regards to the food that each person is photographed with.
Food sharing has always been great at breaking down barriers. The project hopes to create an engaging environment for discussion.
Photo credit: Nurull Islam and Rehan Jamil
Phakama’s artist facilitators are integral to the ongoing growth of the company and it is our intention that the Associate Artists’ Team don’t just deliver workshops for us, but are involved in the shaping and creation of projects.
Each year Phakama will offer its team of Associate Artists the opportunity to apply for a bursary that will work as seed money for the artists to try out an idea for a project with the potential for this to be adopted as one of Phakama’s core projects.