Fatimah Hossaini

Artist, Photographer, Women Activist

Fatimah Hossaini, Afghan-Tehran born Artist, photographer, curator, exhibitioner and Founder of Mastooraat Organization. She is the youngest among 10 first winner of the Hypatia international award which reward to the commitment in the field of Research, art and professions. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Photography from University of Tehran after her first bachelor in Industrial engineering. She Taught at … [ read more about Fatimah ]



Fatimah Hossaini, Afghan photographer and activist, through her photographs, taken in Iran, Afghanistan and France; the beauty of Afghan women far too often forgotten.
Exiled twice, she fights for the visibility of the beauty and resilience of Afghan women.

Texts: French and English.

Format : 30x24cm
Couverture : Rigide
Pagination : 112 pages
ISBN : 978-2-35130-182-1


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The story of a wish

Don’t forget your history and Water your roots, so your soul can blossom. Afghanistan was only a name for me for more than 20 years, I just knew it was my motherland and the language people speak is close to my language, I’d see some images from Afghanistan on TV but it was not nice. My father used to listen to Ahmad Zahir songs and playing Damboora. He always told us the stories of his village and how they left the country.

I used to think about my motherland all the time without any reason, without any information or an obvious image. I decided to fly to my motherland on an autumn Saturday morning. I went there and everything changed for me. I am now the daughter of the land of Lajaward, the land of super women like Gawharshad begum or Queen Suraya and the land of untold stories. I am now a storyteller of my motherland who want to create and capture beauty in the middle of war. I feel like I lived here for a long time.

I now feel in love with this part of the world, my motherland, and I found the LOVE in this hopeless place

Fatimah Hossaini

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