Shameel Arafin (b.1975) is a freelance photographer based in New York City. Over the last two years, his photojournalism has revolved around the culture of resistance in America, specifically with regard to documenting the erosion of civil liberties.
Dozens gathered outside the UN in New York to show solidarity with the people of Syria in their uprising against President Bashar Assad.
ILLUME Media Inc. is a first-of-its-kind, nationally acclaimed, award-winning digital news outlet that promotes cross cultural understanding and connects America's eight million Muslims with the rest of the world.
The Webby Awards - Honorable Mention
BEST ONLINE NEWS OPERATION
Radio Television Digital News Association/UNITY - National Award
EXCELLENCE IN AMERICAN JOURNALISM
National Press Foundation - National Award
South Asian Journalist
Association, New America Media - National Award