Veiled Identities & Unveiled Stories: A Meaningful Exhibition Empowering the Muslim Community

From June 10th until June 12th, Neslihan Degerli presents “Veiled Identities & Unveiled Stories,” an unforgettable exhibition highlighting a meaningful project. This three-day event features captivating photographs and a previously published video from Vogue Germany, beautifully brought to life through the lens of Fee-Gloria Grönemeyer. Neslihan Degerli, also known as Nessie, aims to portray her dear community in a positive and supportive light.

In today’s media landscape, the Muslim community often faces misrepresentation and stereotypes, leading to negative portrayals. However, “Veiled Identities & Unveiled Stories” breaks this pattern and offers a refreshing perspective.

This exceptional project unveils people’s true identities beyond mere labels. It provides a platform for individuals to express their own stories and addresses profound questions: Who are you, and how do others perceive you? What motivates and inspires you? What values do you uphold? How do you connect with your community and faith? What changes do you aspire to make in our society?

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“Veiled Identities & Unveiled Stories” showcases real people with authentic narratives, avoiding the artificiality often associated with social media. Instead, the exhibition empowers community members to take control of their own stories, guiding them toward positive directions.

Experience the power of genuine storytelling and join us at this remarkable exhibition, where stereotypes are shattered, and the Muslim community’s diversity and strength shine brightly.

Ismahan Ahmed
Fatima-Cinzia Ahmad
Alia Bin Omair
Misheel Enkh-Amgalan
Bedriye Degerli
Samira Mahboub
Engy Mahdy
Leena Alghouti

Further personalities feartured in this story:

Can Günaydi

Neslihan Degerli

Sebnur Tansu

Zainab Hassoon

Azra Khamissa

Check out the Vogue feature!


Participants: Alia Bin Omair, Azra Khamissa, Bedriye Degerli, Can Günaydi, Engy Mahdy, Fatima-Cinzia Ahmad, Ismahan Ahmed, Leena Al Ghouti, Misheel Enkh-Amgalan, Neslihan Degerli, Samira Mahboub, Sebnur Tansu, Zainab Hassoon

Concept & Styling (Berlin): Neslihan Degerli

Photgrapher & Art Direction (Berlin): Fee-Gloria Grönemeyer

Photographer (Dubai): Cheb Moha

Styling (Dubai): Osma Chabbi

Styling Assistant (Berlin): Anastasia Scheel, Jasmin Kraenzel

DOP & Editing (Berlin): Franz Becker

Sounddesign (Berlin): Abdullah Kartalci

Beauty (Dubai): Asma Mahama

Beauty (Berlin): Tali Quindio

Production (Berlin): Lars Alexander Beppler

Production Assistant (Berlin): Enlil Isik