The Demon Barber of Al Quoz


Its been a while since I did any street photography, and I miss it.

In fact Im posting this to remind myself to do more.

This is one of many shots from a recent visit to Al Quoz I undertook as part of an MenaLab Art workshop with the Dubai arts organisation JamJar.

It was a Friday morning/afternoon -this  is the one day a week off for the indented labourers who live in the compounds here. We spent the morning wondering around interviewing and audio recording anyone willing to talk and tell us their story.

Mohmd pictured here works as one of a small team of barbers plying their trade in the shade of a large articulated lorry. A haircut with him will set you back 5 AED (approx $1) Needless to say he is kept pretty busy!

Click on any of the pics below to see more from this shoot.