Recognized as a leading artist by the White House, Photojournalist, Sadaf Syed is today’s award-winning photographer and author. Syed is best known for breaking down stereotypes as she educates and inspires her audience through the eyes of photography and the perspectives of her subjects. She was a Photographer Editor and Staff Photographer for Al Jazeera America, and author of the award winning coffee table book, iCOVER: A Day in the Life of a Muslim-American COVERed Girl. Syed is a Board Member and the official Photographer of MyJihad, Inc., a public education campaign that seeks to share the proper meaning of jihad and take back the narrative of Islam from anti-Muslim and Muslim extremists alike. More recently, Syed was recruited by the Chicago History Museum and hired as a photographer in March, 2019 to photograph Muslim Chicagoans sharing their stories of faith, identity, and personal journeys for the new exhibition, American Medina which made its debut October 21, 2019 at the Chicago History Museum.