In pictures: Life as a Muslim in New York
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Just weeks after Donald Trump signed an executive order banning entry to the US by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries, a photography exhibition opened at the Museum of the City of New York to celebrate the city's Muslim community. Titled 'Muslims in New York', the work on display encompasses the diversity of Muslim New Yorkers and how their immigration has charmed city life.
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The show features the work of four photographers dating from the 1940s to present day, and is showing until July 30.
Here are some highlights from the exhibition.
Groom’s mother guarding the wedding cakes at a Palestinian wedding at Widdi’s Catering Hall, 1999. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL
Turkish American children at table with workbooks, ca 1940. PHOTO: ALEXANDER ALLAND
Debbie Almontaser with photograph of her son Yousif, 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL
Gawsiah Jame masjid, in Astoria, Queens, 1997. PHOTO: ED FRAZDA
Young women at a karate class in Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT
Pakistani American children playing cricket in the park, Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT
Muslims praying, ca 1940. PHOTO: ALEXANDER ALLAND
Halal food stand, ca 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL
The Graduate, 1999. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL
Fati Cami masjid, a mosque in Brooklyn, 1995. PHOTO: ED FRAZDA
Young basketball player in the park before Friday prayers, Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT