“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