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Abdi Osman

  • Hometown: Toronto, Ontario
  • Education: 2012 Ryerson University, MFA; 2004 University of Toronto, HBA
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Abdi Osman is a Somali-Canadian photographer whose work focuses on questions of black masculinity as it intersects with Muslim and queer identities. Previous work has been supported by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. His photographs are also in private collections and the Art Bank of the Canada Council for the Arts. 

In his book Post-9/11 experiences of black Muslims in Canada (Blurb, 2011) he shows us a gallery of portraits of black Muslims in Canada. The 9/11 terrorist attacks have put Islam and Muslims in the center of the Western world’s attention. The goal is to learn about Islam and to recognize and get to know Muslims.