Ghazwan, Iraq – Tamara Abdul Hadi's photography series "Picture an Arab Man" encourages the viewer to reconsider his or her preconceived notions about men in the Middle East.
KK, Jordan – The series was inspired by a sitting Abdul Hadi had with a young man in Dubai in 2009. Struck by the beauty in the photograph, she set on an ambitious five-year project to challenge some of the stereotypes associated with Arab men.
Hisham, Lebanon – From 2009 to 2014 Abdul Hadi photographed men in Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.
Mohammad, Morocco – She chose to photograph the men semi-nude without anything to distract the viewer or identify them as to who they might be.
Bader, Kuwait – "When a man or woman is asked to be photographed without a shirt there is a little bit of vulnerability and shyness that comes out," Abdul Hadi tells CNN.
Anonymous, Tunisia – "I wanted them all to melt into one look of an Arab man who is human and who is sometimes vulnerable, sometimes gentle," she says.
GN, Morocco – Abdul Hadi says her representation of the Arab man is exactly how she sees the men that surrounded her throughout her life.
Rachid, Morocco – "My project is personal for me as an Arab woman to celebrate the Arab man and his beauty," she says.
Fajer, Iraq – Abdul Hadi is now turning "Picture an Arab Man" into a book.