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Ashura is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar. For Shiite Muslim it marks the day that Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was martyred in the Battle of Karbala. To capture this scene, Teba Sadiq stood amongst a crowd of men beating their chests as poetry was read aloud.
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Teba Sadiq Abdul Hassan is a 22 year-old photojournalist and photographer working at Reuters.
"I did not study photography through university, but rather through workshops. The female element in photojournalism is very little in Iraq. I want to make it clear to the world and the Iraqi society that there are female photojournalists here who deserve the title and can face the difficulties of field journalism, which is not just for men. And I always explain this through the pictures that I take. The pictures are unconventional and they are in difficult situations such as demonstrations and places where photography is somewhat difficult, such as holy places."
In war-torn countries the vast majority of professional photographers work for news agencies. This means their work is often focused on coverage of conflict. Our project is motivated by the opportunity to give talented photographers an entirely new outlet for their work. Through this project we hope to reveal a side to war-torn countries rarely seen in the international media.