The story of the horrific picture that spread widely after the secession of the Taliban in Afghanistan

Cameraman Boushra Almutawakel He was born in Yemen, trained in the United States, and returned home in the mid-1990s. He was 25 years old, and in a short time he founded a gallery for artistic exhibitions and discussions. There he can present his work and reveal one of his main lines of thought: Women’s role in Islamic and Arab societies. These days his name has spread again and it was precisely because of his way of showing the dangers of women to the authority of religious fanaticism.

There are two collages with photos taken by Boushra Almutawakel Circulate to alert the world The effect it can have woman and kids Among the other vulnerable groups – the advanced Taliban movement in Afghanistan. One of them shows a woman with a girl holding a doll in her arms. They are mother and daughter. The first shot appears in their usual wardrobe. And in each of the following pictures an item is added to cover it: a handkerchief, hijab And the burqa. The gesture on these women’s faces changes from one image to the next as they disappear from the scene. The last shot is the end: only the background is visible. The woman, the girl, and her doll disappeared. It has been erased by the imposition of tyranny.

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