“Ihram” by Khalid Ibrahim


From the Democracy Prints collection, “IHRAM” by Khalid Ibrahim (a scientist and photographer living in Michigan) poses a powerful but tranquil response to the USA’s legislative Muslim ban. Of Ihram clothing, the artist says it’s “a garment of equity and peace; it sheds the wearer of any class or social status. Every year during Hajj, millions of Muslims wear Ihram on their religious pilgrimage to Meccah. Whether you are a rich or poor, everyone wears the same two simple white pieces of cloth.” This peaceful simplicity is reflected in his serene image. Profits from the sale of this print (on matte heavyweight photo paper) go to RAICES, an organization that works to reunite families separated at the US border.