Meet our Community of Artists

Meet our team of photographers.

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Peter Sanders

Photographer

Peter Sanders began his career in the 1960s as one of London's most well known rock & roll photographers, shooting musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and more. His journey in the world of rock & roll led him to discover different faiths, and then ultimately brought him to Islam. He traveled to Madinah and Makkah and photographed the Holy Ka'aba in all of its glory, later being named as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. He has also published several books, including "The Art of Integration", "In the Shade of the Tree", and most recently, "Meetings with Mountains".

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Umar Ali

Photographer

Umar, based in Lahore, Pakistan, has a long-term goal to create a body of work that truly portrays what life in Lahore is like; akin to how photographers have documented other great cities. The photos he takes can be categorized as "street photography", although he prefers to think of it as photographing life. Umar's work has been exhibited at the Islamic Museum of Australia and the Istanbul Design Centre.

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Atif Saeed

Photographer

Atif Saeed is a landscape and nature photographer, best known for capturing a lion at a safari zoo right before he charged towards the young photographer. Based in Pakistan, Atif is passionate about spending time in wilderness, and his aim is to transpire a positive impact through his work, to his viewers, followers, and fans. He started photography on a professional level in 2002, and has published several books including "Lahore is Lahore", "Land of the Rhyming Cliffs", "Colours of Vibrant Pakistan", and most recently "A Splendour to Behold".

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Hannan Mian

Photographer and Educator

Hannan believes that photography is an extension of spirituality. He says there’s an amazing world out there, but an infinitely more amazing world within us that should be explored with fellow photographers and artists. Hannan has been shooting for over 10 years, with his Fujifilm x100 series and Canan 5D.

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Floris Scheplitz

Photographer

Floris has had a passion for photography from a very young age. Although he is based in The Hague, The Netherlands, Floris works as a freelance commercial photographer all around the world.

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Moriam Grillo

Photographer and Artist

Moriam is an Artist, Art Psychotherapist, Arts Activist and Educator. She works in a community producing art in collaboration, encouraging creative engagement for mental health and wellbeing.

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Wajiha Ibrahim

Photographer & City Planner

Wajiha is a Los Angeles based photographer that specializes in architectural and fashion photography. She brings her training as an architect and city planner into her lens and focuses her work on the lived experiences of diasporic POC communities.

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Irum Ibrahim

Photography & Author

Irum's passion for storytelling is rooted in a desire to raise awareness of societal and cultural injustices [in light of combating them.] She has worked as a journalist for newspapers and magazines across Metro Detroit, studied at Michigan State University and traveled abroad for photojournalism and documentary mini-series projects. Her work has been widely received, earning her awards and distinguished opportunities to showcase her learned skills. She is currently in the advertising industry working as a copywriter, while she continues to pursue her passion for writing and photography.

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