Carey Wagner is an independent photojournalist and cinematographer based in NYC with 15 years of professional experience, 10 of those years as a staff photographer. She was two-time Fellow with the International Reporting Project, covering women and Islam in Indonesia in 2015 and gender-based violence in Papua New Guinea in 2012 in self-generated research and reporting. Carey's photography and video has been honored numerous times for her up-close coverage of issues including domestic violence, growth in developing countries and unique domestic relationships. She was a cinematographer for a feature length documentary on domestic minor sex trafficking called The Long Night which won first prizes in POYi, World Press and NPPA. Her commitment to issue reporting on sensitive topics regarding women and girls continues. She is fluent in English and Spanish with working Portuguese.
Make-up artist Carolina Septerita (left) applies make-up to Chiki Fawzi, during a fashion shoot for her first solo album cover. Septerita works with Wardah and their brand ambassadors, a well known company providing halal cosmetics to Muslims and non-Muslims.
Contestants for Putri Hijab Indonesia, or Princess Hijab, wait to be called for auditions in Jakarta, Indonesia. It had all the makings of a beauty contest with women identified by contestant numbers, a talent show and portrait session, endless flips of a compact to reapply makeup and high heels. But this contest trades the bikini contest for a religion quiz. The only skin showing are on the feet, hands and face. These types of contests are growing in Indonesia along with Muslim fashion.
Ghaida Tsurayya, a Muslim fashion designer and mother of three in Bandung, Indonesia, wakes her children for he second time after having taken them to 4:30am morning prayer. Her daily life as a Muslim woman is disciplined yet chaotic. Her immediate family blurs into the community around her in a growing Muslim enclave partially built by her father, a prominent Imam. Ghaida will first identify as a mother, but she is also a Muslim fashion designer and blogger with hundreds of thousands of followers online and products in stores. She expains that in Islam the husband is the leader and she is the follower. Yet smiled and added that sometimes she makes the rules.