Photographer Samra Habib puts the spotlight on LGBT Muslims

Toronto photographer Samra Habib's Tumblr series Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project explores the beauty, and the complications, of being being both LGBT and Muslim.
"Just Me and Allah: A Queer Muslim Photo Project" is the brainchild of Toronto photographer Samra Habib. She joins Shad to talk about how the Tumbler series explores the beauty, and the complications, of being being both LGBT and Muslim. 11:06
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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.

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)
'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.