THE MUSLIM MAN
In the recent years, there has been given a negative image of Islam and its culture. In large part, this is something that has been shaped through the media's view of "the other". It is in this way a kind of division between "us" and "them".
Through this documentary photography, I wish to illuminate different aspects of the Muslim man.
Iftikar is a man of fifty years of high education. For many years he lived and worked in Norway. He has during this time been very active in two mosques, and started their own newspaper on the nursing home where he works.
Iftikar and his wife have no children, but has for many years had a dream about getting started hospitals in Pakistan. In the past year he has been busy with the hospital to start in the home country, and in that time commuted through Norway and Pakistan. This is a hospital that is operated in the Islamic direction, but is open to all types of people across the religion.
The photographs depict the Muslim man's life. In the home, the mosque and on the job.
The photos are taken with Hasselblad 500 c/m on Kodak TXP 400 120 mm film