Sikh Project photo exhibit at California Museum captures beauty and diversity
To celebrate November’s California Sikh Awareness and Appreciation Month, the critically-acclaimed Sikh Project photography exhibition that has reached millions of Americans coast-to-coast is featuring 30 of its portraits at the California Museum in Sacramento from October 27, 2018 – January 27, 2019.
The exhibit is presented in partnership with The Sikh Coalition, a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people. The Sikh Coalition envisions a world where Sikhs may freely practice and enjoy their faith while fostering strong relations with their local community wherever they may be.
Sikhs have been part of the fabric of America for over a century. Though subject to racism and violence since they first immigrated to the U.S., Sikh Americans have experienced increased hate crimes, discrimination, bullying and racial profiling since 9/11. The Sikh Coalition’s national traveling exhibit “Sikh Project” challenges misconceptions and bigotry through photographs and accompanying stories capturing the beauty and diversity of the Sikh community in the United States.
The national traveling exhibit encourages a discussion on diversity and highlights the beauty within the Sikh Community. It’s a family-friendly exhibit featuring the incredible photography work of Amit and Naroop that tells the inspiring journey of Sikh Americans.
For more information please visit the Sikh Project.