Photographer Hoda Rostami in her "Forbidden City"
After the Streets, “Campaign against Bad Hijab” Reaches Parks and Mountains
The Forbidden City
While the Moral Security project is implemented with full force, the Iranian-Swedish artist, Hoda Rostami, challenges the treatment of her peers through the lens of her camera. Rostami’s collection of photographs from Tehran shows Iranian women freed from imposed hijab in current day-to-day situations. In an article on Tehran Review, the artist describes the motivation for her work:
My street photography soon turned into my concern for myself and
others around me in a city and country that I loved, [so] I depicted
it in another way, as I liked it to be. This collection is more of a
manifest and an expression of words that appear to have been forbidden
for years in this city.