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    Posted: 19 April 2018 at 6:25am

WASHINGTON D.C – In a remarkable artistic response against Islamophobia, an American photographer, Lynsey Addario, has decided to feature her stereotype-busting pictures, which she has picked throughout the past 18 years, in National Geographic magazine’s May 2018 edition.

This non-Muslim photographer started to travel in 2000 across the vast Islamic World to cover the lifestyles of the Muslim communities.

“Each one of these trips introduced me to a more nuanced view of Islam—from the various interpretations of the religion to the diversity of the people who practiced Islam,” she expressed.

However, back home in the US, Addario found that the faith she knows is being “portrayed in a generic, one-dimensional way” that didn’t capture what she viewed elsewhere in the vast Islamic World of over 60 Muslim countries.

This disparity pushed Addario to work with the American Muslim communities in an effort to tell their stories in a broader way. She decided with National Geographic to title the story of her featured photographs as ‘How Muslims, Often Misunderstood, Are Thriving in America’...


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