Faces Of Islam features 30-40 Muslim Australian’s and their stories.
What is Faces Of Islam?
Faces of Islam is about sharing stories and quotes from a diverse group of everyday Muslim Australians with the community and the world. The project will work to demystify Muslim people by breaking down false stereotypes, and sharing common experiences, to bring people together.
We hope not only to display these photographs and quotes online, but also physically in public locations where passers by can consider them.
Faces of Islam is focused only on the stories of Muslim people, we are not here to make comment on, or on behalf of, Islam.
We hope that making the faces and stories of Muslims in Brisbane more accessible, we can highlight our similarities as people and help bring our communities together.
Who is behind Faces Of Islam?
Faces of Islam is driven and captured by photographer Matt Palmer AAIPP. He has won Queensland Documentary Photographer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and is passionate about sharing people’s stories.
In the past he won Australian Sports Photographer of the Year documenting Muay Thai fighters, and also exhibited Images Of Note: 7 Years of Live Music Photography to a capacity crowd.
He is ably supported by Aleem Ali, Naseema Mustapha, Mohamed Bah and David Tattersall who make up the Faces Of Islam team. Our team consists of Muslims, Christians and religiously unaffiliated people that all care about the community.
Faces Of Islam wouldn’t be possible without support from;
Brisbane Photography Studios, who generously supplied their facilities. If you need a location to shoot some studio photography, they have an excellent set up.
ProTog who provided constant lighting for the project, allowing us to shoot video and stills at the same time. They sell some fantastic equipment so see Tony Holden in Brisbane if you need anything.
Canon Australia who quite simply make excellent gear. We used 70ds for video with face tracking focusing technology, and the 5ds for amazing resolution on our portraits.