Rass Abbasi

Shadows of Women

3rd June - 3rd July 2017

Auckland photo gallery, Metro Gallery

How do politics, traditions or religious beliefs affect women and then the whole society? Merely by being born a girl, from birth she undergoes severe limitations from the educational and belief systems she is exposed 


Thanks to Metro Gallery, this is a part of the Shadows of Women project. It shows how women are covered by lots of unnecessary beliefs and how they lose their goals, thoughts and even identity, while focused on the feminine body. 


What made me focus on women’s lifestyles is that I saw that many of the young generation don’t believe in any of those limitations which governments and old traditions have forced upon them. But when they have the opportunity to escape, especially when they immigrate to a developed country, they are afraid and don’t get any encouragement to use this chance.


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