A new photography exhibition, titled “I am Mohammed,” features portraits of 14 people who all have one thing in common: They all bear the world’s most common name—Mohammed (using one spelling or another). According to curator Narmeen Haider, the exhibition is meant to both celebrate the diversity within the Muslim community, with photos of Mohammeds hailing from Alaska to Afghanistan, and to help build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims. “In your head,” Haider says, “a Muslim looks so different from you and has such a different life. It’s easy for you to say, ‘Oh, a travel ban? I’m going to support that,’… But when you see Muslims who go to school like you and play football like you, you start to think, ‘Maybe I’m not going to support this policy that can completely ruin people’s lives.'” Click on the link below to read more about the exhibition and click here to take a virtual tour.
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