i C O V E R
Photo credit @Warriorandthegypsy
Mrs. Syed captures moments in the day-to-day lives of these Muslim women, moments that the average American can relate to once they "embrace" the fact that she covers her hair. The accompanying photo captions and personal quotes flesh out the dimensions of these women's lives. In the faces of a dancer, a surfer-girl, a biker, a tri-athlete and even a boxer you hear their voices, and touch their thoughts, dreams, struggles and fears. With each page, a stereotypes is shattered and the misunderstandings that surround the female followers of a faith of 1.3 billion diminish. iCOVER has garnered significant publicity both domestically and internationally. Syed has been recognized as a leading artist by the White House in 2010 for iCOVER.
Following the self-publication of her second edition, Syed accepted an invitation by His Highness, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to the opening event of ‘iCOVER,’ a photo-documentary exhibition, in November 2011 at the prestigious Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization in the United Arab Emirates. Amongst the attendees were members of the royal family of Sharjah and U.S. Consul General Justin Siberell of Dubai.
iCOVER is available to purchase and has been featured and reviewed nationally and globally by:
• Zaman Newspaper, Istanbul
• ABC 7 News, Chicago
• Cii Broadcasting, South Africa
• Huffington Post, New York
• Dawn.com, Pakistan
• Emel Magazine, London
• The Gulf Today, United Arab Emirates
• "D" di Repubblic, Italy