Iraq, Karbala, 2003
Shiite women prayed outside a mosque on the holy day of Ashura, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was killed by treachery at the Battle of Karbala in the seventh century, an event that marked the split in Islam between Shiite and Sunni.

James Nachtwey

Print Size: 2230x1485 mm
Frame Size: 2320x1575 mm
Paper Type: Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta 315gsm
Frame Colour: Black
Exhibit: POS JN 174 33

 

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Iraq, Karbala, 2003
العراق، كربلاء، 2003
Archival Giclee Digital Print


Shiite women prayed outside a mosque on the holy day of Ashura, which commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. He was killed by treachery at the Battle of Karbala in the seventh century, an event that marked the split in Islam between Shiite and Sunni.


نساء شيعيات يصلّين خارج مسجد في يوم عاشوراء الذي يخلّد ذكرى استشهاد الإمام الحُسين وهو حفيد النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم. استُشهد الإمام الحُسين غدراً في معركة كربلاء في القرن السابع الميلادي، وهي أحداث سجلت انقسام الإسلام بين الشيعة والسنّة.

Photographer:
James Nachtwey
جيمس ناكتوي


Print Size: 2230x1485 mm

Frame Size: 2320x1575 mm

Exhibit: POS JN 174 33

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