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New Canaan Library welcomes New York-based photographer Carlos Khalil Guzman, who will present his unique photo series “Muslims of America,” along with a talk on the rise of Islamophobia across the country. The event takes place on Monday, November 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Adrian Lamb Room. Please register online at newcanaanlibrary.org.
Guzman’s photos are dedicated to capturing the diversity of the Muslim community in the United States and bringing to light the beauty and truthfulness of Islam while countering misconceptions. In addition to the visual component of the evening, Guzman will speak about the many related issues, including the rise of Islamophobia – how it affects the Muslim community across the U.S., and the relationship between Islamophobia and other forms of oppression. He will also speak about his experience traveling as a Muslim across the country, and the artistic aspect of the project. The talk will conclude with a Q&A and suggestions on tangible ways in which everyone can speak out against discrimination and stand up for justice and equality.
Carlos Khalil Guzman is a native New Yorker who took an interest in photography at an early age and holds a degree in Commercial Photography. His “Muslims of America” series has been featured in NBC News, the Huffington Post, and other news publications. His simple yet sophisticated style captures moments that will last a lifetime, while maintaining the humanity and natural beauty of his subjects. An additional focus of Guzman’s is the landscape.