WAITING FOR BETTER DAYS by Fatemeh Sarah Jabbari

Delhi Photo Festival 2015

Delhi Photo Festival

Delhi Photo Festival

Alternation of name of Persian Gulf, after 2500 years as “Gulf” in worldwide media (not the legal registered name in UN) inspired me to know more about an old country which owns more than 7000 years culture and 2500 years registered history.

Thus, I chose this project to work to depict daily life of an Iranian Balouchi family, one of Aryan tribes of Iran in a city which suffers from a severe poverty, with lots of jobless people, and addicted youth and is located near Pakistan border and Gulf of Oman.

I have tried to show their effort and desire to improve their way of life, their attempt to reach better days in all aspects of their lives, financially, socially etc.

Only few photographers have covered this subject because of the geographical, political, and social problems in this region.

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  • Title: WAITING FOR BETTER DAYS by Fatemeh Sarah Jabbari
  • Creator: Delhi Photo Festival 2015
  • Photographer's site: www.lightstalkers.org/sarah-7
  • Photographer: Fatemeh Sarah Jabbari
  • About the Photographer: Fatemeh Sarah Jabbari was born in Tehran, Iran. After receiving her diploma from Tehran Fine Art School in the field of Graphics, she further pursued a B.F.A. in Photography from Tehran University of Art. Presently, she is a student of Art History and Art Appreciation (M.F.A.) at Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi. Her interests in documentary filmmaking changed into documentary photography after joining Tehran Fine Arts School. Her first experience in documentary photography, a project on Iran/Pakistan border area, started in 2010.
  • #DPF2015: The image featured here is from the above-mentioned work that will be shown at the Delhi Photo Festival 2015 from October 30 to November 8, 2015 at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), CV Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.