Hi! I’m Anthony Rassam, a Detroit-based visual artist. I specialize in conceptual photography but I also design, draw, and paint. The subjects and topics seen in my work mainly go under the central idea of the unseen and I’m always striving to improve my work by telling stories without writing one.
About this piece
Title: Little Baghdad
This piece takes place in Sterling Heights a city in Michigan mainly populated by Chaldeans (Iraqi Christians). As a Chaldean I felt like it was important to make this piece and shed light on the unique community of my culture. Artist and Fashion designer, Jordan Atkins who is also half black, half Chaldean joined me on this piece to tell the story of our culture. The media has trained us to think poorly of Iraqis and Middle Easterners in general but truly the influence and community of Chaldean-Americans have changed and shaped the Metro-Detroit area into a unique place that factors how we live in Michigan.
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