Photographer Mohamud Mumin

“There are many great things the community is doing,” he said. “Why can’t I see those stories in the media? Why only the negative ones?”

Mumin, 36, recently took matters into his own hands. In 2010, he began capturing the images of 13 Twin Cities Somali-American men, documenting their stories in “The Youth/Dhallinyarada,” a multimedia project that focuses on the effort these men are making to improve the lives of those around them. (“Dhallinyarada” means “the youth” in Somalia.)