July 31, 2015 - January 3, 2016
Lower Level Gallery
Free with Museum admission

Mohamud Mumin’s 13 dramatically larger-than-life portraits feature young men who are actively and positively engaged in their Somali community and American society.

Through video and text, these men tell us of their personal journey from Somalia, the prejudices they face in the U.S., and about the work they are doing each day to improve the lives of others.  

Presented as part of AANM's continuing effort to dispel stereotypes and build community through the arts, this exhibition explores an emerging and often misunderstood community in America’s heartland.

The Youth//Dhallinyarada Series: Kaamil Haider (above) and Abdirizaq Ahmed (right) / 2012, photographs by Mohamud Mumin.

Related Programs

UNITY Town Hall Meeting:
Arab American Representation in the Media
6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 

Join us for a town hall meeting held in partnership with UNITY: Journalists for Diversity, Take on Hate, ADC-Michigan, and CAIR to discuss issues facing the Arab American and Muslim communities in Michigan in terms of their media representation. The town hall will also be an opportunity for journalists to share best practices on helping the communities to get their stories out, as well as an opportunity for community members and organizations to voice their concerns.    
Speakers are Lalo Alcaraz, syndicated columnist; Osama Siblani, publisher, The Arab American News; Margaret Holt of the Chicago Tribune and Russell Contreras of The Associated Press and president, UNITY: Journalists for Diversity. Moderator: Joe Grimm, Michigan State University journalism instructor.

The Youth photographer Mohamud Mumin will be available before and after the town hall for a gallery stroll and short talk on his work.



Tell the World Who You Are
Youth Photography Workshop
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015

Mohamud Mumin will facilitate a youth photography workshop for students ages 15-21. The theme of the workshop, “Tell the World Who You Are,” reflects Mumin's goal to empower, engage and encourage the next generation visual storytellers. Mumin will use his work as an example to show the importance of self-representation and how it is vital to tell our own stories. Students will discuss the theme and have a chance to practice portraiture. 

Limited to 25 students.

Presented in collaboration with Take on Hate

This exhibition made possible in part by


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