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The lives of women is a constant theme in Alison Wright's work. Her work as a humanitarian photographer has brought her to communities where the so-called "modern" world has barely infiltrated, places where traditional roles and rituals are the scaffolding of daily life. Wright, a fiercely independent American photojournalist, is drawn to the young women and girls of these communities. Decades earlier, Thomas Abercrombie chronicled the changing role of women in the Muslim world in the 1960s. His extensive coverage of the Middle East first exposed him to the tenets of Islam, which deeply resonated with him. For photographers Alison Wright and Thomas Abercrombie, shifting gender roles in evolving or endangered cultures are a driving theme in their body of work.




good picture!


@_tahir__khan when niqab & hijab arent a choice i sure is not beautifull


@ayesha_huma im sure u talk about ur self &ur chioce i talk about ather womem whos dont have eny choice


@martjie yess, its the law and i am sure its not wrotten in bible and human has made it a law. But what about consent of women who want to wear a hijab? Ofcourse, their Consent and freedom is being killed by making such laws that do not allow hijab just like the consent of women who don't want to wear it is being killed in Iran so yeah it's equal on both the sides 😊


@ayesha_huma if it is important to her to wear a Burka, she should not go to a country where it is not legal to cover your face in public, for anyone. Whether it is with a cloth or a Burka. When you go to a country, you respect their laws. I hate having to cover up when I visit a Muslim country, but I do it because I have to. Even though it is really against what I believe in. I don’t go to a foreign country and then insist they let me break the rules.


@ayesha_huma it is illegale to cover your face there, for whatever purpose. They can’t be given permission to break the law in the name of Religion. I can’t wear a cloth over my head in germany, even if I wanted to. For security peroxide it is against the law. You have to respect a countries law.


@martjie I don't think they need to state that it's a symbol of religion to argue about it's inportance, it's enough for them to say that they want to wear a burqa if they want to wear it, she wants to wear burka around the streets of France and Belgium and it's her wish and consent and she is using her freedom when she does wear it. Why would any such law of any kind exist in which she has to suffer for something she herself has no links with.. aren't these laws taking her freedom by banning hijab? Yes or no?


@ayesha_huma P.S, in the countries where Burka‘s are banned, it is also illegale to wear anything that covers your face. A person would be stopped by security if you walked around with a balaclava on in France. This is for security. Nowhere in the Quran does it say women must wear a Burka, so it can not be argued that it is for religious purpose. The Burka was originally created for oppressive and ownership reason. They might have become a symbol of religion, but that was not a strong enough argument when weighing out the pros and cons for nations like Belgium and France.


@martjie I Understand what you're saying but there are countries where face veil and hijab Is not allowed.. what about them? Isn't it women's right to freedom's theory violation?


@_tahir__khan i had a look at YouTube post of women saying why they like wearing their hijab. Then in the comment section, there were s bunch of women commenting saying they don’t want to wear their hijab, but that if they don’t, their family will kill them (and some of them even said they mean it literally.) Quite a few comments from Afghan women, so once again, don’t speak for women. I never said no one wants to wear it. I said allot of women don’t have a choice in the matter still, whether it is because of family pressure or law.


Sadly but true burq’s still exist! One positive thing about them, you never have a bad hair day!


@_tahir__khan but you are not Arab it's easy to know from your ignorance


@_tahir__khan kadja off curse didn't even cover her face sunna only for prophet he never asked women to wear niqab


@_tahir__khan you are not Arab don't know the culture and customs


@_tahir__khan and off course you are not Arab so don't talk💩


@_tahir__khan wow the prophet wore the niqab 😂😂sunna


@_tahir__khan niqab is totally different


@syd.syd.927980 ? He? Western men don’t go crazy if they see a bit of shoulder, hair and face. Sorry you are way off there.


@_tahir__khan Tahir, the fact that you think you can speak from women says a lot. In some countries it is even illegale not to wear a hijab. If women want to wear it, then it’s great. My problem is, many don’t have a choice in the first place. I’ve been to muslin countries btw. Quite a few actually. And I had to dress in a specific way because men does not expect women wearing what they want there.


@simonneuhauss peace bro peace..but did u feel that . how you


@_tahir__khan it’s Not a Choice if they don’t have an alternative. Society and family would not accept it. It’s indoctrination by religion.


@_tahir__khan yes, because they are not allowed to. If they do, the men who owns them would probably slap them in return.


@thejavedyarkhan dont be like that bro, it was just an observation. No negative intentions here. Peace


The hat should be opened at the top


The red color of this burqa is GORGEOUS!😄


Just to be a little funny but does that make her a bird Brain


Take a pic infront of blind


Bonita foto, pero me da tristeza las dos imagenes


Imagem muito rica.


I like Totino’s pizza rolls!... mmmmmm pizza rolls!

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