Parent And Child Wearing Hijabs

Parent and child wearing hijabs
Shot in Cirebon, Indonesia Tetsu Ozawa

A mother and daughter approached on a motorcycle, both wearing hijabs

I passed through a narrow alleyway where motorbikes were passing by, and ended up in a plaza-like area behind the Kanoman Market in Cirebon. There was a mosque and some food stalls in front of it, so it had all the potential to be a crowded place, but at this time it was quiet. There was no one inside the mosque during the non-prayer hours, and no one was enjoying their meals at the stalls.

As I walked out of the modest mosque, I saw a mother and daugther on a motorcycle approaching. It was the parent and child in this photo. The mother was wearing green and the little girl was wearing a bright red hijab. I prepared myself for the questions they would ask me as they approached, and sure enough, they spoke to me. Where are you from? The mother asked me in English.

I replied, "From Japan," and they seemed satisfied. I wondered if they were quizzing each other on what country I was from. I couldn't understand why they looked so happy, so I pointed my camera at them in return, and they happily agreed. The girl was looking straight at the camera, while her mother was a little embarrassed.

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Where is Cirebon?

PHOTO DATA

No

11801

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

January 29, 2021

Place

Cirebon, Indonesia

Genre

Portrait Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF