RAWIYA collective photo exhibition

Images from the Middle East most often portray strife and violence streaked with blood and tears. But the Rawiya Collective, a female photographers group from the Middle East, brings images of happy faces, slices of everyday life and the promise of education for women. This exhibition titled ‘She who tells a story’opened at Gulf Photo Plus, Al Quoz, Dubai, on September 9 and is on till October 16.


Laura Boushnak presents here a selection from her series ‘I Read I Write: Yemen – access to education’. Her subjects are all women – the first members in their families to pursue higher education.


Myriam Abdelaziz’s series ‘Cairo Dances’ offers an intimate portrait of Egyptian belly dancers.


Tanya Habjouqa’s ‘Occupied Pleasures’ – shows families on picnics, children swimming, young girls preparing for a party, women practicing yoga or attending a wedding.


Tamara Abdul Hadi did an interactive exercise, wherein the individuals who were photographed had the ability to control their own image and decide how to represent themselves.

* All images are mine. Please do not copy.


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