Let’s meet up with…Shahria Sharmin!

Shahria Sharmin won the second prize in the 2014 theme category ‘Getting Closer’ with ‘Call me Heena’. In this touching photo series she portrays hijras (the local word for what we know as transgenders) in Bangladesh. Shahria told us that making ther series was a personal journey for her. Like almost everyone else in Bangladesh, she grew up seeing Hijras as less than human. One of them, Heena, showed her how wrong she was.
 
See the short interview film we made at the Award Ceremony!
 

 

Pride Photo Award is an annual international contest for photos about sexual and gender diversity.

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