Photography

As a resource in writing, well-placed photographs combine thought and emotion in ways that make the reading of a text surreal. I was commissioned to conduct a photo-shoot for the book, Design Criteria for Mosques and Islamic Centers: Art, Architecture, and Worship by Akel Kahera, Latif Abdulmalik, and Craig Anz. Five of my photographs of masjids and religious life in New York were published in this text. Also, there are 20 photographs in my book, Black Mecca, and I shot 15.

You can see some of my pictures in a few of my published articles as well. Some of the shots are reproduced in black-and-white, for example, in my essay, “Culture, Community and the Politics of Muslim Space.” Color photos are vividly displayed in my article, “Objects of Desire: Shopping for Identity and the Meaning of Africa at the Harlem Market.” Both of these articles are listed at my Selected Articles page.  As I regularly update my photo gallery, I encourage you to visit often to see what’s new. If you’re on my mailing list, you will be automatically notified about exciting changes or upcoming events and projects.

Please stay tuned for new photo gallery.  Coming soon!