by Shahriar Farzana
Bangladesh, 2023

A school teacher leads her students on a tour and takes a collective selfie of them standing together by the seashore. The black and white photograph reflects that this act is a profound shift within an Islamic environment, symbolising the evolving acceptance of new ideas and practices. The boats on the horizon reinforce the sense of progress echoed in the scene. Educational tours become a vital catalyst for change, enabling a broader understanding of diverse social challenges and conditions and pave the way for a more inclusive society.

Shahriar Farzana is a professional photographer and founder of the monthly newspaper called Narikantho (which translates to ‘Women's Voice’). Her artworks have been recognised worldwide.

This is Gender (In)Equality 2023