Wednesday, February 11, 2015

FBI Secretly Monitors American Artist Molly Crabapple Over Islamic Imagery


FBI Secretly Monitors American Artist Molly Crabapple Over Islamic Imagery

Molly Crabapple (born September 13, 1983) is an American artist, writer and entrepreneur. Born in Far Rockaway, New York. She learned Arabic and traveled to Turkey and Turkish Kurdistan. Near the Syrian border, she was imprisoned for a short period after she was found drawing in her notebook inside a mosque. Her impressions of the artistry and culture of the Ottoman Empire in the Near East would come to influence her style and work... More

She has reported from Guantanamo Bay  and at the site of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. For her latest installment, her second illustrated story on Raqqa for Vanity Fair, she created illustrations based on photographs taken by someone there—an unidentified Syrian who traveled to Mosul, Iraq to take the photographs. Crabapple then transformed the images and descriptions into harrowing sketches... more