Burqa behind the steering wheel

Women in Afghanistan have always faced restrictions in society – which some are deeply rooted in culture of Afghanistan. Even when women live in a far geography than Afghanistan, still in the background, they remain in the past life of their mothers. Some can break those taboos and step out to the life they want, but some never get the chance to live the freedom they have …

Khurasani Reflections

In This collection, the diversity of cultures of Afghanistan has been shown in the portraits of Afghan women. Women from different tribes are photographed which shows their exclusive culture and traditions. In this photo collection, different faces of Afghan women, such as Pashtuns, Tajiks, Hazaras, Qizilbashes, and Uzbeks will stand …

Pearl in the oyster

In this photo collection, which its shooting is still in  progress, different faces of Afghan women, in traditional and different places has been taken with their exclusive clothing. Their beauty and femininity will be showcased and framed into a cover of diverse culture and traditions of Afghanistan. These faces with their unique looks, besides being a break of …

MODERN BONDAGE

In this collection, a woman is showcased who despite challenges and obstacles, choose to not give up and keep chasing her dreams. In a male dominant society like Afghanistan, women’s challenges does not limit to one or two. They have to go through loads of challenges to achieve the life they want/deserve. In this collection, Burqa is used to show the …

The one who is me, The one who is not me

This photo performance is a story of migration, gender, and identity, that I have always been challenged with. In this performance I wore a Burqa and took myself to the streets and lived as an Afghan woman for 45 minutes in Burqa. I did This performance in collaboration with Tahmina Alizada in Mashhad, Iran.

THE SOUND OF ME BREAKING INTO PIECES

Women in Middle East always confront with different challenges. Some of these challenges break them, make them cry and hurt them, some make them more powerful. With all these challenges and feelings, they never give up and continue chasing their dreams. The sound of me breaking into pieces is a photo performance and a narrative of women in …

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