Photographs by Rob Gerhardt
On September 11, 2001 there were innumerable casualties: lives claimed, loved ones shattered by grief, and another casualty which still struggles to be acknowledged. Muslim Americans have faced the brunt of serious cultural misunderstanding, discrimination, and acts of violence due to their perceived relation to the attackers. This series documents the intersection between “Muslim” and “American,” since the latter part of this community’s identity is often forgotten, and aims to encourage a dialogue between Muslims and non-Muslims in America.
Gerhardt received his B.A. in Anthropology/Sociology and Art History from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. And his M.F.A. in Photography from the Lesley University College of Art and Design, Boston.
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