Wednesday February 03, 2016

Photographer Samra Habib puts the spotlight on LGBT Muslims

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"We have always been here, it's just the world wasn't ready for us yet."

Those are words from one of the subjects in a new stylish photo series that's putting the spotlight on LGBT Muslims.

Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project is the brainchild of Toronto photographer Samra Habib.

Described as part street style, part point-and shoot, the Tumbler series explores the beauty, and the complications, of being being both LGBT and Muslim.

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Samira from Toronto, born in Tehran, Iran, is one of the subjects of Samra Habib's Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project. (Samra Habib)

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'What you can convey in a good image is stronger than in a 1000-page dissertation.' Writer Samra Habib explains why she took to photography for her project profiling LGBT Muslims from around the world. (Fabiola Carletti/CBC)

Check out some of the images from A Queer Muslim Photo Project in the gallery below.