“The believing men and the believing women, they are the friends of one another. They command what is right and forbid what is wrong.” (Qur’an 9:71)
Lower Your Gaze
Behnaz Babazadeh is an
Afghan-American artist and designer whose work spanning photography, sculpture and film, challenges the western preconceptions of women in burqas.
She also has a background in branding, interaction and user experience design, Behnaz creates experiential exhibits that evoke new ways of looking at a traditional garment.
Behnaz received her Master’s degree in Fine Arts from
Parsons: The New School for Design in 2012. Currently she is head of UX at Oracle Data Cloud.
Image by Nicole Corbett for WORN Magazine