Photographs Encouraging Conversation About Islam

A photographic exhibition documenting the stories of Asian Muslims in New Zealand has opened at Jakarta’s State Islamic University (UIN). The exhibition of 26 photographs – which also make up a book of the same name titled The Crescent Moon: The Asian Face of Islam in New Zealand – tells the narrative of struggle, tolerance, acceptance, and hope for improved understandings of Islam for non-Muslims. New Zealand writer Adrienne Jansen and documentary photographer Ans Westra spent six months travelling the country to capture the stories of a diverse group of Muslims of Asian ancestry. “This is a project about conversations,” Jansen said. “We [in New Zealand] can’t afford to be so uneducated [about Islam].”


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Artist Gill Gatfield Smashes the Glass Ceiling

Artist Gill Gatfield Smashes the Glass Ceiling

New Zealand artist Gill Gatfield is profiled in the latest World Sculpture News magazine, with particular focus on her latest work created in glass, which was exhibited in February this year…