He’s one of the subjects of an award-winning photography project, “The Silence of Others,” by London-based photographer Bharat Choudhary.
The portfolio documents young Muslims in a post 9-11 and 7-7 world, which for many is a world defined by social alienation, racial profiling, and negative perceptions.
The work in “Silence of Others” looks mostly at young people in Illinois, with a few portraits also taken in the U.K. Most are contemplative scenes, capturing private, introspective moments, drawing the viewer into the subject’s thoughts and emotions.
Choudhary, who is not Muslim, undertook the project to “understand the psychosocial experiences of a community.”
You can view the gallery at his blog.