One of my courses in photography at Mannheim University dealt with jobs that keep society together. I decided to portray the imam of a Turkish community to get an outsider insight into community life and Islam in general. People meet in the mosque to pray together, to engage in discussions or just to have a tea. I was particularly impressed by the role of the imam: similar to a priest in the church, yet more accessible and accepted as a person of trust across the spectrum. These photos show my impressions of the Fatih Mosque and its community in Mannheim.