Monday, November 29

Afghanistan | “Not all women who wear the hijab are oppressed”: Boushra Almutawakel, author of the image that went viral after the Taliban’s irruption


  • Fernanda Paul
  • BBC News World

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Image source, Boushra Almutawakel

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The work, called “Mother, daughter and doll”, was created in 2010.

With the arrival of the Taliban in Afghanistan, a collage of photos has gone viral on social media.

It is a series of images that show the transformation of a Muslim mother, her daughter and a doll, from her usual clothes to being completely covered with a burqa and disappearing.

The work was created in 2010 by the Yemeni photographer Boushra Almutawakel and 11 years later, in the midst of the Kabul crisis, it has again been widely circulated under the legend “disappearance.”

Its enormous impact has even ended up surprising its own author, considered a defender of women’s rights and a pioneer in the Muslim world.


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