HPA2015 Â Performance Award
Aydin Cetinbostanoglu (Turkey)
Time: June 30-July 1, 2014
Place: Xian City, Shaanxi Province, China
The population of Xian’s Muslim is numbered at about 150,000 and they pray in 17 mosques throughout the city. Two mosques photographed in this photo series, dated at around 1300 years old and built during the Tang dynasty. Photos got taken smoothly with the permission of the directors of the mosques, so that was a good opportunity for the photographer to see how the Muslims prepare a traditional Ramadan Meal in China while visiting their kitchen. The imam opens the meeting with a sermon of Ramadan, and people start to pray after the fast is over.