The Beauty of Islam is a project by Linnea Sellersjö about Islamic architecture. Linnea Sellersjö is a multi-creative artist, writer, photographer and fashion designer from Sweden with roots in Pakistan. The Beauty if Islam is the result of a four-year research of the myths and cultures of the Islamic world. It’s about city planning, courtyards with fountains, space and light. Through the pictures Linnea Sellersjö would like to bring forward true beauty. To show a new side, or a different side, of Islam that has not been predominate in media lately. Linnea asks us to think about the state of culture in our western world at the same time as most of these buildings first saw light. Linnea would like to show us that the Islamic culture has much more to offer than fundamentalists and suicide bombers. She wants her The Beauty of Islam project to be an experience of total loveliness.
Here is a pdf (size 4,1 MB) with more photos and text about The Beauty of Islam by Linnea Sellesjö (text in Swedish). Through this link you will find a movie where Linnea shows images and talks about here project (in Swedish).
If you would like to see the photos from The Beauty of Islam in real life you can go to her exhibition in Copenhagen at Nordiska Ministerrådet until May 31. The address is Store Strandstraede 18.