Adult event
Waleed Shah: Rock Your Ugly

Waleed Shah: Rock Your Ugly

Authors: Waleed Shah

Date/Time: Saturday 12 February 2022 19:00-19:45

Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 151 

In these days of ever-present social media, it can seem that beauty is in the eye of the Instagram filter. Contributing to poor mental health, poor body image can be a result of comparing ourselves to the ubiquitous images shared, celebrating unrealistic and unachievable body types which have been achieved after lots of editing, rather than a true representation of what we look like in real life.

UAE-based photographer Waleed Shah is using his work to breakdown stereotypes and challenge societal norms. His book Rock Your Ugly: A Middle Finger to Toxic Beauty Standards is a raw, unfiltered look into the lives of everyday people willing to bare all and reclaim those parts of themselves they have struggled to embrace.

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