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Portrait. A Hero of Our Time

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Fâtemeh, a girl from Shif Island.
Mahboobeh Adhami, 17. She got married at the age of 16 and her dream is to become a painter.
Najmeh, 18. Recently engaged to be married, she dreams of becoming a nurse one day. In spite of all the challenges, she tries to reach her goals in life.
Âsiyeh Râshedi, 14. She got engaged recently and left school.
Maryam, 32, is a housewife with three children.
Fâtemeh Fallâhieh, 19, from Shif Island.
Sabriyeh Salim Sadigh, 24, is married with three children.
Asmâ Râshedi, 23, is a housewife and her husband is a fisherman
Fâtemeh, 19, is a housewife.
Najmeh Bin Hilal iis married and has three children.

Shif Island, located in the south of Iran in the Persian Gulf, is home to about 800 families. The dominant language in this village is Arabic. The occupation of most of the people in the Island is fishing. Women in this area wear colorful or patterned chadors. My goal in this photography project was to show what life is like for Shif's women; women and girls who, despite all the restrictions, still pursue their dreams. But most of these women and girls wear their chadors to be photographed, which for me was a reminder of their real life; women and girls with clothing full of colors and dreams hidden behind these chadors. It was a symbol of their lives. These colorful chadors concealed the truth of their lives, which I tried to reveal.

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