Nikon Photo Contest 2014-2015

Category C Open theme, single photo:3rd place



Islam Repablic of Iran


It was an anniversary of ritual event which is an important day between Shia Muslims. Depicting this event is Ta’zieh, a traditional theater scene about Imam Hussein, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in Iran. When I saw this view, it was in the noon and the people wanted to take places there because they know the theater would be very busy and crowded. The boys climbed on the wall to take the best places for watching this theater. Iranian actor prepares to perform his role in Ta’zieh and crossing in front of this people made a composition that I saw and took picture.
It was happening in small village on the outskirt of Tabriz city and in the Muharram month. It was cloudy day in winter day. This is an important religious ritual for Iranian people and this theater is played all over of Iran in Muharram.