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The Veiled Women

The Veiled Women - Photographer Saba Hashemi

Location: Shahr-e Kord, Iran
Date: June 2017
Photographer: Saba Hashemi
Home Country: India
University Affiliation: Visiting Scholar
Category: Arts and Culture
Award: Honorable Mention

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"The veiled women is about a cold, windy day in the winter that is called Ashura. This day is an important day for Shia Muslims. A ceremonial mourning is held each year at that day. I remember getting a chilly feeling by looking at this scene. I was wondering how those women can walk for several kilometers in the cold dry air. They were all attending a ceremonial mourning that was far more important for them than their comfort."