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Misti and Mayna, from the series Close Distance by Jannatul Mawa

Delhi Photo Festival 2013

Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival
New Delhi, India

31-year-old Misti, housewife, with 18-year-old Mayna, house maid, from the series Close Distance
by Jannatul Mawa

Details

  • Title: Misti and Mayna, from the series Close Distance by Jannatul Mawa
  • Creator: Delhi Photo Festival 2013
  • Rights: © Jannatul Mawa All rights reserved. May not be copied without prior written consent.
  • Photographer's site: mawaspace.wordpress.com
  • Photographer: Jannatul Mawa
  • About the series: Close Distance: Traditionally a housemaid works for just two meals a day and assists middle-class women, both housewives and working women, in Bangladesh. Her domestic role causes her to be ‘close’ to the middle class women, yet ‘distant’ at the same time. Jannatul’s intention was to capture this relationship by creating a rare opportunity to keep a close distance.
  • About the Photographer: Jannatul Mawa, b.1973, Bangladesh, turned to professional photography after years of working as a social-gender activist. She believes in the medium’s potential to combat discrimination. Mawa began her photographic career with UNICEF. She has won awards from UNICEF and the Daily Star.

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