Award of Excellence

Zohre Sabagh Nejad

Middle East Images
Fatemeh and her family are Afghan immigrants who have lived in Iran for many years. He has only seen Afghanistan up close once in his 20 years. His mother is a housewife and his father is a simple construction worker, and they have left Afghanistan for 38 years due to civil war and insecurity. She has only been in school for three years due to financial difficulties and for many years, weaves handicrafts and sells them to help her family. After a 6-year marriage with her cousin, Fatemeh held her simple wedding party with a lot of fear and hope and the least facilities in the sad autumn of this year with coronary conditions. The venue for the celebration was created by connecting metal scaffolding rods and covering them with sacks, carpets and rugs in the courtyards of several Afghan families.
I am a documentary photographer who has been photographing freelance for 5 years. I have been working with Middle East Images Agency for several months now.

[ PORTRAITS ] A single photograph of a person or group of people that increases the understanding and appreciation of the subject(s). Selfies or self-portraits are acceptable. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.

Judges for Portraits
Abir Abdullah
Nariman El Mofty
Bryan van der Beek
Shiho Fukada
Wonsuk Choi