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Farah Al Qasimi, Nose Greeting, 2016, ink-jet print, 35 x 26 1/2".

Farah Al Qasimi

Helena Anrather

Farah Al Qasimi, Nose Greeting, 2016, ink-jet print, 35 x 26 1/2".

A year ago in February, a white US military veteran in his fifties walked into a bar in the Midwestern town of Olathe, Kansas. The man scanned the crowd and spotted two brown-skinned men sitting together. He left and returned with a gun. He shouted, “Get out of my country!” and then shot them both. He killed one and wounded the other; a bystander who tried to intervene was also injured. The gunman then turned, ran out of the bar, and drove to another one eighty miles away. He was arrested after he told the bartender there that he had just shot two men he thought were Iranian. His victims were Indian engineers at one of Olathe’s largest and most successful high-tech companies.

Some time later, the magazine Bloomberg Businessweek sent the photographer Farah Al Qasimi to Kansas, where a reporter was working on a story about what the shooting meant for immigrants in Donald Trump’s

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