Smoke Room 9

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Smoke Room 9

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Gabriel Younes is the product of immigrant parents, and growing up first generation Arab-American in the conservative midwest often gave him the strong sense of feeling “other” - an outsider looking in. However, that perspective allowed Gabriel to examine suburbia, which felt distant to him culturally, through an intimate lens. With this collection of photos, he wanted to  study the isolating nature of suburban settings, while highlighting the desolately alien landscape it provides at night. This book serves as an exploration of the feelings he had manifested and internalized, while growing up in the American Midwest. It aims to challenge the ideas of suburban safety, and provides the viewer with a glimpse into the feeling of being, at once, embraced and held at an arm’s length in a supposedly safe and welcoming environment. 

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