Limited edition of pastel DAR by Hassan Takashi.
A series of photographs showcasing the cross section of urban street
life in historical Swahili coastal towns of Stone Town, Zanzibar and Dar
Es Salaam, documenting its populous street culture and our
A title inspired by the pastel tones of the
buildings photographed by Hassan himself in his travels. His debut solo
exhibition, #pastelDAR symbolizes the muted scenes that stand out anyway, displaying an intimate and a very local perspective of a place most people don’t properly notice.
Hassan's work celebrates the true essence of the Swahili towns, an
array of a romance of romance - "it has some kind of unique beauty. It
is like finding new hidden shades of color" he says.
exploration and social documentary of the Swahili coast, using
photography as a means of identifying people within social hierarchies
and as a means of accommodating a shifting social dynamics in contrast
to the rapid expansion and development in Tanzania.
R.I.P Architect Almeida
Mar 20, 2019