I took these photographs in Spain and Morocco in September of 2015 on a study abroad trip with Seattle Pacific University. They are an attempt to break the cycle of dehumanization, create a story that puts Islamic migration into context, and ultimately revert the objectification of Islamic migrants. As alternative images, they are a political challenge to narratives provided by the media. They focus on the awkward in-betweens of travel, cultural literacy, and intentional engagement with what is unknown. They are meant to be uncomfortable; they break the barrier between subject and viewer, encouraging their audience to enter into the story.

I imagine these images as a visual crescendo. When you look at them, notice how they build upon each other leading to an open call to action. Allow them to ignite your curiosity of transnational issues.