Photography Project- Sense of Place: In Prayer
My fourth project is called “Sense of Place”. We had to photograph anything we wanted to portray that. For me when I think of a sense of place, I think of a place where I feel a sense of belonging. Truth be told, I couldn’t pick one place that truly defined me or where my sense of belonging was. The more I thought about it, the more I began to realize that my deen, Islam, is what defines me and that’s my first identity. So this series encompasses shots of places that are pertinent to me, whether I have memories there or visit often. I carry Islam in my heart and knowing that I am in the hands of Allah swt at all times, I feel like no matter where I am in life I am taken care of. I tried to portray this utilizing the Quran to represent the idea of Islam being everywhere I am.