America’s first Muslim fraternity (no beer kegs here)

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 8 May 2014

Texan photographer Dylan Hollingsworth has been shadowing America’s first Muslim fraternity for the past few months and working on a documentary about the group. After contacting the group in September, the University of Texas at Dallas’ Alif Laam Meem (ALM) voted to allow Hollingsworth to follow them, photographing weekly meetings, group outings and prayer. Hollingsworth says, ‘For me as an outsider, just getting to go into a mosque with a group of guys and being trusted to be a part of these sacred moments –that’s a huge honor for me.’

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Bold work from Syrian artist Buthayna Ali

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By Lara Nasser in New Art on Wednesday 2 May 2012

Syrian artist Buthayna Ali creates spaces that both mock and expose the numerous contradictions she is faced with as a woman, an artist, and a Muslim. Within the very context that constrains her, she fights back with kick-ass spacial journeys. My personal favorite project of hers is Y-Why!, a landscape of giant slingshots poised and […]

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