Ashoura

PhotographerIman Noferesti
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

These photos were taken in one of the small cities in Iran during the "Ashura" mourning. Yearly, every where around the world, Muslims hold this mourning based on their culture and beliefs in order to show their irritation from those people in past, whom forgot their promise with their leader- Imam Hussein- whom stood in against of injustice. At that era, the enemies prevented Imam's followers and even kids from drinking water in that desert. Therefore, kids and water are kinds of symbols.

Story

These photos were taken in one of the small cities in Iran during the "Ashura" mourning. Yearly, every where around the world, Muslims hold this mourning based on their culture and beliefs in order to show their irritation from those people in past, whom forgot their promise with their leader- Imam Hussein- whom stood in against of injustice. At that era, the enemies prevented Imam's followers and even kids from drinking water in that desert. Therefore, kids and water are kinds of symbols.