In pictures: Life as a Muslim in New York

Published: March 10, 2017
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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

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

Turkish American children at table with workbooks, ca 1940. PHOTO: ALEXANDER ALLAND

Debbie Almontaser with photograph of her son Yousif, 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

Debbie Almontaser with photograph of her son Yousif, 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

Gawsiah Jame masjid, in Astoria, Queens, 1997. PHOTO: ED FRAZDA

Gawsiah Jame masjid, in Astoria, Queens, 1997. PHOTO: ED FRAZDA

Young women at a karate class in Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT

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

Pakistani American children playing cricket in the park, Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT

Muslims praying, ca 1940. PHOTO: ALEXANDER ALLAND

Muslims praying, ca 1940. PHOTO: ALEXANDER ALLAND

Halal food stand, ca 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

Halal food stand, ca 2001. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

The Graduate, 1999. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

The Graduate, 1999. PHOTO: MEL ROSENTHAL

Fati Cami masjid, a mosque in Brooklyn, 1995. PHOTO: ED FRAZDA

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

Young basketball player in the park before Friday prayers, Brooklyn, 2011. PHOTO: ROBERT GERHARDT

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