Lia Darjes, a Berlin-based photographer, was working on a research project about the struggles of individuals who are both Queer and Muslim. Her series “Being Queer, Feeling Muslim”, in which she shot and captured the stories of LGBTQ Muslims is an eye opener as they don’t get treated as normal individuals and there are some countries that even have capital punishment for being homosexual.
In her project, she travelled through Europe and US and met individuals about their sexuality. Being a heterosexual non-Muslim photographer, it was a challenging assignment, but she explored a lot to know about the people who have gone through severe discrimination for being LGBT people, Muslims, and minorities. Her commendable research shows us the other side of the coin.
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