Eli , 37-years old has shaved her hair to support Iranian women's revolution, the hairs that are around Eli are hers and some of the women’s hair around the world that have been cut to support this revolution. The mandatory Hijab law was approved in 1983 by the Islamic Republic, since then the pressure on women has intensified. After Mahsa Amini was killed by Morality Police in Tehran in September 2022 and the beginning of popular protests, many of the Iranian women cut their hair off with the slogan "Women Life Freedom" as a symbolic movement for protest and struggle. International support for this symbolic movement turned it into a common language without borders and nationality for the cry for equality and freedom for Iran.


Elham Abbasloo

I was born in Iran in 1985. I have been working as a freelance photographer in Iran and Afghanistan for the past eight years and most of my project are about human rights. I have received the Honorable Mention in the 2020 IPA International Photography Competition.

[ PORTRAITS ] A single photograph of a person or group of people that increases the understanding and appreciation of the subject(s). Selfies or self-portraits are acceptable. Submissions do not have to adhere to documentary principles. Alternate processes and digital manipulations are allowed. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2022.

Judges for Portraits
Sandipa Malakar
Willy Kurniawan
Zhou Yang
Ki-Ho Park
Suzanne Lee
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