To spread the message of the amazing beauty of sikhs, London-based photographers Amit and Naroop teamed up with The Sikh Coalition and photographed 40 Sikhs from around the U.S.
The two photographers had already finished the first leg of their project back in 2013, where they documented 36 sikhs in Britain.
They held a national contest and a panel selected people based on the strength, positivity and perseverance that they represented to their community.
“We decided that it was important to share positive stories that embody the true Sikh-American experience 15 years after 9/11. Sikhs are so much more than victims of profiling, backlash and hate crimes,” the photographers told BuzzFeed.
“The project was conceived to promote and celebrate individuality and identity,” they said.