11th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest
Honorable Mention, Peninsula People

 

"Jabeen-9/11 Muslims React"
By Michael Winokur

About Michael Winokur


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Michael Winokur graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and has been working as a Bay Area photographer for the past 10 years.

A Philadelphia native, he applies his visual skills to sprucing up advertising campaigns, and freelancing his photography to various companies and agencies.

"As a creative professional," said Winokur, "you always look for outlets. This was my way of answering back to the impact of the terrorist attacks on September eleventh."

He means the spate of anti-Muslim hysteria and slurs that ran across the country in the weeks after 9/11. "It concerned everybody (emotionally)," he said.

Jabeen, the young woman in the photograph, is Muslim and a "native New Yorker, was in New York at the time of the events, and now lives in Palo Alto."

-- Tim Seyfert