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Exhibition Opening: Eckhard Ahmed Krausen ‘Islam in Europe’

11th October @ 17:00

Woolf Institute, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0UB

Overview

On Wednesday 11th October at 5pm the Woolf Institute is delighted to open an exhibition by Ahmed Eckhard Krausen in the new Woolf Institute Building. All are very welcome to attend.

Ahmed’s award-winning photographs demonstrate the influence of European architecture on mosque design and are an example of religions’ intrinsic ability to digest and adopt customs and styles from the environment in which they are located.

Born and raised in the formerly industrial Ruhr Area in Germany, Ahmed Eckhard Krausen is a freelance photographer based in Copenhagen, Denmark, a Muslim since 1992. He began his comprehensive travels in 1997 photographing Islam in Europe.

From the very beginning of Ahmed’s extensive travels around Europe, he was committed to documenting the presence of Islam in Europe wherever he found it. His journeys took him to most countries in Europe, with his collection of photographs growing to several thousand. Through his photos, he aims to show “the unity in the diversity”. As he puts it: “From the very beginning I wanted to make the diversity of Islam visible through these pictures in order to find the unity beyond.”

The exhibition will remain on display until May 2018. If you are not able to attend the opening we welcome visitors to view the images during office hours. To organise your visit, please contact enquiries@woolf.cam.ac.uk.

How to book

The exhibition will be open to all. For any further details and to arrange your visit, please contact: enquiries@woolf.cam.ac.uk.



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