Woman in laser burqa by Seamus Murphy



"I took this picture in February this year. I had been working on a project about Afghan women’s poetry and was trying to find images that were not the usual misery pictures of women in Afghanistan. I discovered this underpass in the city; a dark area with a little shop that was pumping out these lasers, and I wondered how they would look on a woman walking by in a burqa. I think the shot works because of the element of surprise. It’s trying to subvert not the burqa itself, but the image of the burqa, because I’m bored of the clichés around it."



(via The best photographs of 2012 | The Guardian)

Woman in laser burqa by Seamus Murphy

"I took this picture in February this year. I had been working on a project about Afghan women’s poetry and was trying to find images that were not the usual misery pictures of women in Afghanistan. I discovered this underpass in the city; a dark area with a little shop that was pumping out these lasers, and I wondered how they would look on a woman walking by in a burqa. I think the shot works because of the element of surprise. It’s trying to subvert not the burqa itself, but the image of the burqa, because I’m bored of the clichés around it."

(via The best photographs of 2012 | The Guardian)


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