Dr. Nazir Kayali has his plate dished up by daughter, Sarah, 17, as they sit down for dinner at their home in Bettendorf. Having lived in Des Moines for his residency and in the Quad-Cities previously, Kayali, a Syrian-born pediatrician, has called Bettendorf home for the past five years.

Andy Abeyta, QUAD-CITY TIMES

Quad-City Times photographer Andy Abeyta is working on a storytelling project about people having dinner. He would like to photograph families or individuals at dinnertime as part of a published piece on one of the things we all have in common.

“While capturing a grand and emotional moment will always tell an interesting story, that is not what I have in mind,” Abeyta said. “I want to see the simple, fleeting moments that may simply go unnoticed most nights. … Dinnertime in many ways can be a great shared experience. Though dinner may differ in extravagance, culture, size, expense, tradition, or who we share or don’t share the meal with – dinner is something we can all relate to and I hope to photograph that, so I can show you what I find.”

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If you would like to participate in Abeyta’s dinnertime project, email him at aabeyta@qctimes.com or call 563-383-2272.

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