Hashem Shakeri selected for Foam Talent 2019

A portrait of Mohammad, a 42 year old man, looking out of an abandoned mosque located at the heights of the former Takht Shah Village. He is covering his face with a shawl to protect himself from the adverse consequences of 120-day sandstorms. As a former resident of the village, Mohammad says that all of the residents have left the village more than three years ago because of drought. The deserted village of Takht Shah, Azbol.
Photo: Hashem Shakeri.

Each year the Foam Magazine selects talented photographers between the ages of 18 and 35 from all across the world, who they find are interesting and worth to follow.

Foam Magazine creates a special talent edition of their magazine in which they publish the selected stories.

Hashem Shakeri is among this year’s selected talents – selected for his project “An Elegy for the Death of Hamun”, which he made as his final Photo Story during Photo I in the spring 2018.

A portrait of Balouchi girls in Kianshahr region in Baluchestan. They live in a poor family with religious and ethnic prejudices. The lives of most women and girls in this region are influenced by traditions and ethnic prejudices. Many of them are deprived of basic rights to express their opinions and make personal decisions. Photo: Hashem Shakeri.