Asad Rahman Photography

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Co-Op Living
May 29, 2009

Displayed at the Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C., as part of a national co-op housing conference, “Co-op Living” featured portraits of members of a downtown Toronto Housing Co-op – one that exemplifies diversity in community living. Subjects diverged from one another in ethnicity, age, family status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, skin colour and economic status. The beautiful mosaic of their portraits is a tribute to inclusiveness and its resulting warmth.




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20 Journeys Continues
March 2008
Like the subjects it captures in the photographs, 20 Journeys was a traveling and moving exhibit. Through a series of portraits, we told the story of 20 skilled immigrants who contribute to the vibrancy and diversity of Toronto’s work force and culture. The individual experiences of subjects are detailed and their successes celebrated. 20 Journeys was the brainchild of the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC), an organization that works to raise public awareness and support the effective inclusion of new immigrants. It is hoped that the viewers of the exhibit were as inspired by the stories of these men and women as was their photographer. For more information, visit http://www.triec.ca/programs/20-journeys
 


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Conflicted – June 1-30, 2006
Reflections - June 20, 2008

Conflicted captured the internal struggle of faith and sexuality with an Islamic perspective. Proud as both Muslim and queer, each subject sought to find an inner balance between who they are and whom they worship. This exhibit visually portrayed the sadness, anger, shame or overt defiance of various queer Muslim activists as they seek the common goal of reconciliation and integration of their sexuality and their faith. Exhibit ran at Toronto ‘O’ Free Gallery on Queen St. E
‘Conflicted' was later transformed into 'Reflections', when it was revisited during ' Pride 2008. 'Reflections' ran at 625 Church Street. This transition was only natural, as the subjects in 'Conflicted' were part of Salaam: Queer Muslim Community.

 



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Toronto Alive
 Sept. 1 – Nov. 15, 2007
Bodies in action, colourful and vibrant. This exhibit was part of Sherbourne Health Center’s mission to showcase the work of local artists. Whether taking part in cultural festivals, street parties, parades or the fun and macabre Zombie Walk, Torontonians know how to get out and participate with flair. To view more photos, click on the “festivals” gallery, or visit www.sherbourne.on.ca to learn more about the sponsoring organization.




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Local Life
February 2007

This project was interesting in that all shots captured had to be within 5 kilometers of the stipulated venue in Cabbagetown. Having to narrow one’s focus to a specific area really got the creative juices flowing – as a photographer, one needs to be able to see possibilities in any subject-matter. These images represent a specific neighbourhood, from the people who live there, to its landmarks, local hangouts and street-scenes.

 




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