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Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, comprising of more than 80 photographs and a video installation, challenges stereotypes surrounding the people, landscapes and cultures of the Middle East by focusing on the issues incumbent in the work of women living in the region. Mostly created within the last decade, the exhibition ranges from portraiture to documentary to staged narratives, and includes female photographers like Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat and Newsha Tavakolian. The title of the exhibition was inspired by the Arabic word rawiya, which means “she who tells a story.” It is also the name of a small collective of women photographers based in the Middle East, which was founded in 2009. Each artist in the exhibition offers a vision of the world she has witnessed. The exhibition “refutes the conventional idea that Arab and Iranian women are oppressed or powerless, illuminating the fact that women are creating some of the most …

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BJP Staff