Newsha Tavakolian

I really adore this photograph by Newsha Tavakolian.

Newsha Tavakolian, 1981, Iran, is a self-taught photographer. Her work has been published in magazines as Time Magazine, Newsweek and Stern. Her main focus lies on women’s issues. She started out as a photojournalist, covering stories in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon amongst others. Slowly her work has shifted towards a more documentary and creative approach.

In her series “listen”, she photographed six female singers who are not allowed to sing solo, perform in public or produce CD’s due to the Islamic tenets. She then created six images and turned them into CD covers for these singers. As a statement she left the CD cases empty. Newsha’s portfolio is filled with interesting stories.

Found via 500 Photographers, a cool blog by Pieter Wisse, dedicated in finding 500 good photographers and serve as a kind of library.

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