Kiana Hayeri, from the series ‘Beyond the Veil’, 2013
‘Beyond the Veil’ by Kiana Hayeri, depicts young women pushing against cultural taboos through their clothing, makeup, hairstyles and appearance in public life. The project underlines the fact that it is women who are predominantly observed and kept in check by the ‘morality police’. In this context, a hijab that is slightly pulled back to show a fringe is not as much a fashion statement as it becomes an act of defiance and subversion against the patriarchy. - Marco Bohr
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