17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Le Cri Silencieux IV

I called this collection a silent shout or "Le Cri Silencieux". It all comes back to me when I saw a series of paintings from the Middle Ages and it was at that time that the spark of this collection came to my mind. Inside the paintings, their husbands used to muzzle women. And that was because they talked a lot and used this muzzle to avoid being distracted. As I watched these paintings for many hours, I began to wonder why they should be forgiven. So I decided to combine gesture with a combination of gesture (reminiscent of deaf people) and a series of leather masks to sympathize with them. At the beginning of the project, I did a lot of hard work because the models didn't like it very much, but when I explained to them that it was for the protection of women, everyone was interested. In some photos, hand-drawn models show words in sign language, such as ground water, air, soil, and the main elements of this world. I have tried to show both the pain of the time and the concepts of my mind to how much we should value the things we received from God, such as water and other elements. Because that's the reason for our lives.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2019
Photo Location: Tehran, Iran
Camera: ILCE-7RM3
Copyright: © Peyman Naderi