Heidi Naguib, age 32, from Washington DC
"I'm Egyptian, and I think we as minorities can introduce ourselves to people who don't understand us and show them who we are. As an Arab-American and a Muslim-American, I feel like a lot of people haven't met Muslim-Americans — if I introduce myself, maybe they'll understand that we're normal just like them. We have the same goals and objectives: you want to be able to eat, you want to be able to feed your family, you want to be happy, you want to be free. There's nothing else there that makes us different.
I'm also here as a photographer and documentary filmmaker. As long as we continue to use our voice, whether it be in protest, in photo essays, or films . . . these things shed light."