Pilgrims dressed in white seamless sheets

Mohamed Amin1979

Mohamed Amin Foundation

Mohamed Amin Foundation
Nairobi, Kenya

All Pilgrims are dressed alike in two white seamless sheets wrapped around the waist and upper body. During the Hajj, devout Muslims recognize no distinctions of color, caste or class. Kenya's renowned photojournalist Mohamed Amin portrays these crowning moments in the life of men, rich and poor, from places as far apart as Malaysia and Mali, Nigeria and Japan, Indonesia and Iraq.
He was among the first to be given permission to photograph sections of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca and the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina.


  • Title: Pilgrims dressed in white seamless sheets
  • Creator: Mohamed Amin
  • Date Created: 1979
  • Location Created: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: Mohamed Amin / Camerapix

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