When the creative director at Sarasota Magazine asked if I’d “give voice” to our local Islamic Society via photos of individuals, couples, their mosque, my inner voice shouted, “Absolutely!!!” Their photographs and word stories are below in the link to Susan Burns’ insightful and beautifully written article. Read Susan’s piece and hear, know, and embrace the uniqueness and beauty of each of our voices, for we are all members of earth’s choir.
I’m so grateful to have had these rich experiences, conversations, making pictures. Amani and Shiraz have made themselves available since our meeting last year for the Unity Awards. Their kindness and willingness to share facts and stories about their work and friends, family and faith, overwhelmed me. Each person I photographed welcomed me to the mosque and their evening meal. My gratitude to each of you for participating and inviting us into your lives.