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9.12.2013

The Adventures of Sikh Captain America

What, you don't think Captain America can rock a turban?



Vishavjit Singh is a Sikh New Yorker. Unmistakably Sikh -- brown dude, turban, and a legit beard. Can't miss him. By day, he's the editorial cartoonist behind Sikhtoons, documenting the experiences of real-life Sikhs in the aftermath of 9/11. By night, (well, for one day, actually) he's a superhero.

He's Captain America.

What, you don't think Captain America can rock a turban? Vishavjit recently teamed up with photographer Fiona Aboud, who followed his adventures for a day on the streets of New York City dressed as Captain America, complete with an adamantium shield and a patriotic blue turban.

As Vishavajit found out, a Sikh man in a star-spangled Captain America costume not only makes for a fascinating photo op, but an interesting social experiment: Captain America in a turban.

Here's the original cartoon that inspired the photo project:




And here are more photos of Sikh Captain America's adventures in New York City:









Awesome. An American hero for our times. For more from Vishavjit Sing, check out Sikhtoons. For more from photographer Fiona About, check out her website.

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