A Muslim photographer wins an award for capturing Muslims praying in public


A Muslim photographer wins an award for capturing Muslims praying in public

This Muslim photographer, Sana Ullah, has won 2019 Goldziher award for her photo series ‘Places You’ll Pray’ which highlights Muslim worshippers praying in public places. This was reported in GW Hatchet.

This alumna who graduated in 2017 with a master’s degree in new media photojournalism, said: “The award emphasizes the value of Muslim storytelling in America, especially at a time when my religion is debated and criticized by Americans.”

Goldziher Prize is an award that recognizes excellence in coverage of Muslim Americans by American journalists. Ullah is one of six individuals across the US to win the award, which comes with a $5,000 prize.

The talented winner further said that: “The Prize gives an eye into a part of Islam that a lot of people don’t see, or people that aren’t Muslim often times see and maybe if they do see it, they don’t know.”

Sana Ullah started to take her photo series in 2015 after she and her sister stopped to pray in a dressing room. She explained: “This moment inspired me to capture times when other Muslims take a timeout during their days to pray.”

Using photograph talent to portray Muslim prayer’s beauty, the American Muslim photographer initially started her project as Facebook and Instagram campaigns with over 25,000 followers.

Source: IslamicFinder

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