It’s one of the most controversial garments in the western world: the niqab, a veil that covers the entire face apart from the eyes. Laws banning the garment have already been introduced in several European countries. Who are the women who choose to wear this piece of cloth, despite all the controversy?

In VEILED, I portrayed niqabi women from the Netherlands and Great Britain, revealing a world that has always been hidden to most of us.

Interview fragments provide depth to the photos, which won a Zilveren Camera in the portraits category in 2016. Professor Annelies Moors (University of Amsterdam) wrote the epilogue.

Published: September 19, 2017.
Publisher: Lecturis
Design: Sybren Kuiper

The publication has been made possible with the help of the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, Fonds Anna Cornelis, The Nutshuis and the support of 156 crowdfunders.