Friday, September 25, 2009

Esse Quam up and running

We have more portraits on the new site. Be sure to check it out at

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Check out the new Website!

At long last we can begin sharing the wonderful portraits and stories from Muslim North Carolinians. Take peak at their images in this you tube, then go to and enjoy their images, essays, and audio. (More of the latter to come.)

I am still traveling the state and can help a few more participants. Let me know if you are interested.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Why this project is necessary

I stayed up until 2 AM last night putting the finishing touches on a promotional video for this project. This morning I opened the paper and found a story that is even more effective. It is on Yusra Alaqrah, a sister who lives in Greensboro and has had eggs thrown at her home since 2005. Ever smelled a rotten egg? It stinks. Just like the attitude that propelled it. Read her complete story at

I will be inviting her to join this project.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Interesting Poll

Check out this informative poll just out on Muslim Americans.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Website in works

I am working with UNC to begin rolling out images for this project on a new website. Once that is up I will begin putting together the book and exhibition. I will be working intensely on this project in May and June of this year. Muslim-Americans can still participate so be sure to contact me if you are interested.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Google Muslim Self Portrait

Google "Muslim self portrait" and you will find very little. The exception is the excellent work of photographer Layla-Eve. Check out her flicker gallery.