Woman Walking Down An Alley With A Plate In Her Hand

Woman walking down an alley with a plate in her hand
Shot in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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A woman with a plate in her hand was walking down the alley in front of the mosque

I wondered if they were looking for the men who had come for the mass prayer. There were several food stalls in front of the mosque where the mass prayer was being held. I don't know if serious prayer makes you hungry or not, but I guess many people get tired and buy something without thinking.

However, even as I stood in front of the mosque, I could hear some kind of preaching, though I couldn't understand what they were saying, and the mass prayer was still going on inside. There was no one coming out of the mosque. No one was trying to buy anything from the stalls. The women who ran the stalls seemed to be bored.

As I walked through the deserted stalls, a woman walked up from the other side. Even though women are not obligated to participate in group prayers, this woman was walking around with a plate in her hand and no hijab covering her hair. It was as if she was walking while eating.

While the Friday mass prayer was going on inside the mosque, a woman was walking in the alley right in front of it holding a plate with food on it. In front of the mosque, the sacred space and the secular world were side by side.

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PHOTO DATA

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11858

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

March 27, 2021

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF

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