16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Giving hand to future

The little girl runs towards her veiled mother, laughing, as if she was going to give her hand to a future seemingly impossible to avoid : wearing the same dress than her mother. The highly controversial islamic headdress (hijab) is here symbolic, and, while the little girl is still unaware of its signification, she appears to enjoy this moment.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Camera: COOLPIX L820
Copyright: © Mayar Ariss