Re-editing “The day i become a woman” - Leila and her classmates play in front of the morgue in their small village, Varzeghan, Eastern Azerbaijan
I am thrilled to share a good news that “The day I become a Woman” has made it to Foto Visura Spotlight Grant as a finalist.
Beautiful work by Andrea Gjestvang, “One Day in History” wins the prize. Make sure you check it out.
Many familiar names listed both as winners and as Honorable Mention, too many to name but big congrats to my dear friends Poulomi Basu, Elizabeth Herman, Diana Markosian, Aaron Vincent Elkaim and Chris Gregory. Also Tanya Habjoulqa, Peter DiCampo, Matt Eich and Ian Willms for being shortlisted as HM.
Make sure you check out these outstanding stories on Foto Visura’s website: http://grant.fotovisura.com/
Looking down onto the valley between Saadat Abad and Chamran Highway with Atisaz complex far in the background.
Shooting for a new story, I must confess that I’m finding Tehran’s landscape very stimulating these days.
Following his dad’s footsteps, he said that he had worked on railways as a labour for years. He’s now a poet and carpenters to live his life.
I asked him: “so why are *you* leaving?!”
As a respond he read me Shamloo’s poem:
“I have never been afraid of death,
even if its hands are more fragile than triteness.
My dread is to die in a land,
where the reward of a grave-digger,
is more that the freedom of human beings.
گفت که سالها مثل پدرش رو ریل راه آهن کار میکرده, اما الان نجاری میکنه و حرفه ش شاعری
“ازش پرسیدم “تو واسه چی داری میری؟
:تو جوابم گفت
هرگز از مرگ نهراسیده ام”
اگر چه دستانش از ابتـذال
شکننده تر بود
,باری– همه از مردن در سرزمینی است
که مزد گورکن
از آزادی آدمی
“افزون تر باشد