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18 January 2020 - 00:00
Prominent Muslim photographer Jak Muhsin Kilby dies

Kilby was a London-based photographer who covered a varied spectrum of work including art, theatre, music, portraiture, architecture and news. He also wrote in a variety of publications on jazz, African music, al Quds (Jerusalem) and the Palestinian issue.

Hawzah News Agency (London, UK) - The prominent photographer Jak Muhsin Kilby, who took many iconic images of the Muslim world, has died aged 72.

Kilby was a London-based photographer who covered a varied spectrum of work including art, theatre, music, portraiture, architecture and news. He also wrote in a variety of publications on jazz, African music, al Quds (Jerusalem) and the Palestinian issue.

After having converted to Islam in mid-life, he travelled extensively in Africa (Algeria, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, Nigeria, Benin, Togo, Ghana, Sudan, Egypt), as well as the USA and Canada, Palestine, Malaysia, and western Europe.

His photographs were published in all the major British broadsheet newspapers – The Guardian, Independent, Telegraph, and Times, as well as numerous magazines, with major contributions to Time Out, The Wire, West Africa, and fRoots (Folk Roots). His work also appeared in over one hundred book titles.

His photo exhibition “Palestine – The Holy Land / The Steadfast / The Believers” toured extensively in over twenty countries on four continents. “The Crown of the Holy City” (on Al-Aqsa Mosque) moved from the Brunei Gallery in London to numerous locations, and his exhibition “Islamic Jerusalem: The Land of the Prophets” is on permanent display at Al-Maktoum Institute in Dundee, Scotland.

In 1991 he married Nora Abdul Majid. They moved to Malaysia, a base from which he travelled the Muslim world.

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