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Moving Mainstream

Moving Mainstream
Photograph by Karen Kasmauski

Five times a day Muslims at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, Virginia, pray to Allah—“the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds, Most Gracious, Most Merciful, Master of the Day of Judgment.” Almost two-thirds of all mosques in the U.S. were founded in the past 20 years—a growth spurt fueled in part by immigration. In addition to building mosques, “Now the Muslim community is focused on building media, PR, and political organizations,” says Esam Abdallah, an officer at Dar Al-Hijrah. “We’re making the Muslim presence felt and our voices heard.”



Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/2.8
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Midday
Lighting Techniques: Available light

Special Equipment or Comments:
On tripod. Used magenta 30 filter.


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