'The Last of the Dictionary Men' – Muhammad Ali and wife Veronica visited South Shields, England in 1977 and had their marriage blessed in the local mosque. The day is still fondly remembered by the town's Yemeni community, one of the UK's oldest Muslim populations.
'The Last of the Dictionary Men' – Abdo Ahmad Mohammad Obeya, one of the South Shields Yemeni elders whose portrait was taken by Egyptian Youssef Nabil, and hand-colored in the style of old-fashioned Egyptian movie posters.
'The Last of the Dictionary Men' – Mohammad Hassan, of South Shields. Despite early problems, the Yemeni community of South Shields are today viewed as a successful example of a migrant community.
'The Last of the Dictionary Men' – Fayed Hassan, of South Shields. Tina Gharavi, the artist behind the exhibition, said Nabil's portraits were intended to present the men "in a way that aggrandizes them," in contrast to the "social realist" depictions that had typically been used to portray the community.
'The Last of the Dictionary Men' – Yehia Ado Ahmed, of South Shields. Yemeni seamen began settling in South Shields in the 1890s, and the town's Arab population had grown to 3,000 by the end of the First World War.