CAIR Seeking Photos of Muslim Life

PHILADELPHIA, P.A. — The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has launched the “American Muslim Legacy Project” to collect and preserve images of American Muslim life and history.

The Washington, D.C.-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group is seeking photographs that depict the American Muslim experience and will ultimately offer the images in an online database.

Digital or scanned photographs may be submitted and should fall into one of the following categories: American Muslim history; diversity of the American Muslim community; Muslims making a difference, and Muslim daily life and religious practices.

The project is open to both amateur and professional photographers and there is no limit on how many images may be submitted.

All photos must be sent by e-mail to CAIR at and include descriptive captions that identify the subjects and time periods when the photos were taken.

“The American Muslim community has a rich and multifaceted history that needs to be documented and preserved,” said Sofia Ali-Khan, CAIR Pennsylvania’s Vice President.

She said the initiative also was designed to identify talented Muslim photographers.

For detailed information on the project, visit, or call 202-488-8787.

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