‘Kazem Hakimi: Portraits from a Chip Shop’, Oxford, 2 May to 2 July 2017
Venues: Modern Art Oxford (2 May to 2 July 2017) and Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford (6 May to 2 July 2017)
Arts at the Old Fire Station and Modern Art Oxford present the first major exhibition of portraits by photographer Kazem Hakimi.
Well known in the East Oxford community, Hakimi has been taking photographs for 30 years; for the past two years he has been working specifically on the OX4 project presented in these exhibitions.
Hakimi has recorded his community by posing his customers against the same white wall at the back of his fish and chip shop on the Iffley Road in East Oxford. “My customers are a cross-section of society and the photographs reveal an Oxford which is very different to the image of the city known to the outside world: one that is multi-ethnic and diverse. This series celebrates the range of characters who have made Oxford the city I love” – Kazem Hakimi.
This collaborative two-venue exhibition showcases Hakimi’s passion for the city and its people.