/ 2022 / Fine Art / People

Taboo

  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/People
  • Photographer
    Fattah Zinouri
  • Website
    http://www.fattahzinouri.com
  • Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/fattah.zinouri/

I took this photo inside my home studio in Iran while I was working on a movie project about Afghan immigrants living in Iran. It was the first time that I witnessed in person someone wearing a burka. What struck me immediately upon seeing this woman was that I couldn’t see any part of her body except the soles of her feet as she walked. Since I captioned this photo as “Taboo,” the message I am expressing is one of rebellion.

Fattah Zinouri is a professional photographer from Tehran. He began his work in Iran’s cinematic industry and has received multiple honors and awards for his black and white photography, conceptual photography, and film stills. His work forges a vision of what life and ideas are like in his home-country.

Awards 2021 Vision International Photo Awards, 2nd place (fine art / photomanipulation)
2021 All about Photos Awards, MERIT AWARD
2020 Siena International Photo Awards, 2nd Place (Fascinating Face and Characters category)
2020 BNW Minimalist Photography prize, Best 50 bnw minimalist photographers
2019 One Eyeland, Bronze Award (Top 10 Black and White Photo Contest)
2018 One Eyeland, Bronze Award (Top 10 Black and White Photo Contest)
2013 ViewPoint Gallery, Winner (International Feature Photographer)
2012 ViewPoint Gallery, Winner (International Feature Photographer)
2012 B&W Magazine, Excellence Award (Special Issue #92)
2011 B&W + Color Magazine, Spotlight Award (Issue # 87)