MOTHERS OF HORMUZ 1/6

MOTHERS OF HORMUZ 1/6

from 240.00

DESCRIPTION: These pictures on the theme of "Marriage and Tradition in Islam" pay homage to all the strong and radiant women I met on my way. On my way to the Persian Gulf and at the same time on my way to be a woman and mother. The photographs show mothers who not only carry their children, but everything that is imposed on them. Often a look into their eyes reveals more than the words they carry to the surface. I admire them.

Size:
Quantity:
Add to Cart

 

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION TO THE SERIES "MOTHERS OF HORMUZ"

An invisible passenger accompanied me on this journey: I was pregnant with my son Arin. The pregnancy marked my journey and the question of what it means to be a woman occupied me. How do marriage and traditions differ in Islam and Western culture? I got answers in Tehran. There I met Mozhdeh - single, living alone, independent. An absolute no-go in traditional Iranian society. It is said that such women are either divorced or easy to have - Mozhdeh certainly not. I met a strong woman who knew exactly what she wanted and where her limits lay. A woman who stands up for her values and always believes in love. We travelled on together and spent nights discussing until we arrived at the "Strait of Hormuz" at dawn. She gave me an insight into the mindsets of the diverse inhabitants of her country. And somehow we all changed together. Thanks to you, Mozhdeh, for your valuable friendship and support.

BACKGROUND INFO ABOUT THE TRIP "IRAN"

My husband, my unborn child and I started our journey in Liechtenstein. We drove to Vienna, Budapest, crossed Transylvania, Bulgaria and Turkey - until we reached the Iranian border after three months. Due to the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, Dogubeyazit was the only open border crossing to Iran. We spent almost two months in the country and travelled from Mount Ararat to the Persian Gulf.