Striking portrait series celebrates the resilience of black Muslim Americans

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Bobby Rogers was tired of feeling erased.

As a black Muslim American, the photographer and visual artist noticed his community was often overlooked in conversations around blackness as well as Muslim identity, with many people not realizing how deeply the two identities intertwine.

So Rogers wanted to do something creative to celebrate his community. He wanted to let the world know people like him exist.

On April 19, he launched a striking portrait series called “#BeingBlackAndMuslim.” The series was inspired by a Twitter hashtag of the same name, aiming to help society recognize the beauty and resilience of black Muslim Americans. Read more…

More about Social Good, Islam, Photography, Portrait, and Black

Striking portrait series celebrates the resilience of black Muslim Americans

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Bobby Rogers was tired of feeling erased.

As a black Muslim American, the photographer and visual artist noticed his community was often overlooked in conversations around blackness as well as Muslim identity, with many people not realizing how deeply the two identities intertwine.

So Rogers wanted to do something creative to celebrate his community. He wanted to let the world know people like him exist.

On April 19, he launched a striking portrait series called “#BeingBlackAndMuslim.” The series was inspired by a Twitter hashtag of the same name, aiming to help society recognize the beauty and resilience of black Muslim Americans. Read more…

More about Social Good, Islam, Photography, Portrait, and Black

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