"A Praying Man in Ashura"
A praying man in Ashura-Iran
Biography: Shokoufeh Malekkiani is an award-winning Iranian photographer, lawyer, philanthropist and humanitarian activist, who has dedicated her career, law and life to overcoming hunger. She uses art and photography to draw attention to matters that are of essential importance and yet easily overlooked. Shokoufeh's great determination has helped her win many national and international awards. Her work was chosen to be included in the Oscars gift bag of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards in 2011, and was dedicated to the United Nations World Food Programme.