Honorable Mention TOKYO-2020 People / Portrait

Kismet Dreams

  • Photographer
    Shazia Khan
  • Agency / Studio
    Shaz Production
  • Technical Info
    Nikon D 850
  • Photo Date
    March 2020

The battered women I meet at Dastak a Womens shelterhome are not shaggy and ruined but - on the contrary - strong and free. In the Islamic world dreams can have a prophetic meaning and be crucial to the choices one makes in one's life. I met a number of strong women with some violent but life-affirming stories and they told me about the dreams they had had and what landmark significance it had for their lives They tell of strong fateful dreams, and I recognize that. I have very strong dreams since my childhood, and when I was a child, I used my dreams as a a safe place from my violent mother.

Shazia Khan was born 1976 in Odense, Denmark. She┬┤s a trained commercial photographer. She has lived and travelled extensively for 8 years in South America and Nepal, Iran, Pakistan, Kashmir. Her work ranges from feature portrait stories to more abstract photoseries. Her work has been shown at numerous exhibitions and been published by the largest Danish newspaper, Jyllandsposten, and in books and magazines. In 2020 she was awarded Honorable Mentions in the International Photo Competition PX3 in Paris, and in Tokyo Photo Awards.