Organised by Whitechapel Gallery
Artist collective Muslim Sisterhood take over Whitechapel Gallery for an evening of creativity and celebration. Developed as a nurturing collaboration between friends, the collective seeks to create safe spaces of radical joy for young Muslims through their work in photography, fashion, art direction and publishing.
Please Note: Due to limited capacities, we will operate a one in, one out system in select areas throughout the Gallery.
About Muslim Sisterhood
Originally starting out as a photo series capturing young Muslim women and non-binary Muslims, Muslim Sisterhood has evolved into a London-based artistic collective working within photography, publishing, and events. Founded by Zeinab Saleh, Sara Gulamali and Lamisa Khan in 2017, the collective aims to highlight genuine diversity rather than the usual tokenism that we witness every day. “Our work came out of a need to see ourselves represented authentically in a way that celebrated our identities as young Muslims growing up in London,” they say.
Inspired by other London-based collectives that merge activism with championing creative talent from marginalised communities – the collective launched its first zine in collaboration with Between Borders – a magazine dedicated to celebrating the diversity of British identities – last year. The special edition zine, created by an all-muslim team of creatives, rejects the prejudice of western narratives projected onto muslim womxn. Instead, packed with dreamy pastel hued close-ups of a diverse cast of women and non-binary people in bold, Euphoria-style makeup, Muslim Sisterhood is shining an intimate, honest lens on what is means to be young and Muslim today.”