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She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world 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 As the Middle East has undergone unparalleled change over the past 20 years, and national and personal identities have been dismantled and rebuilt, these artists have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power Their provocative images, which range in style from photojournalism to staged and manipulated visions, explore themes of gender stereotypes, war and peace, and personal life, all the while confronting nostalgic Western notions about women of the Orient and exploring the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions Enhanced with biographical and interpretive essays, and including than 100 stunning reproductions, this book challenges us to set aside preconceptions about this part of the world and share in the vision of a group of vibrant artists as they claim the right to tell their own stories in images of great sophistication, expressiveness and beauty....

Title : She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
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ISBN : 0878468048
Format Type : Hardcover
Language : English
Publisher : MFA Publications Illustrated edition September 1, 2013
Number of Pages : 168 pages
File Size : 785 KB
Status : Available For Download
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She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World Reviews

  • Lmj
    2019-05-08 17:54

    Saw the exhibition. I wanted the book to share the photographs and stories with anyone interested. Really heavy some of the content. These women, so young, with such an expensive art medium to accomplish what they did in such poor war torn areas or areas with such less than me, this work has a side effect of wanting to be more artistically productive. Beautiful art and really important stories of their life.

  • RFC
    2019-05-04 18:05

    This book will move you. The exhibit in Pittsburg is not to be missed.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-05-16 23:02

    This is a book that every thinking adult should read: the pictures of the effect of veiling, of war, of living in a police state are moving because they are art in the truest sense -- showing us what such a life means.

  • Richard K. Baker
    2019-05-24 17:04

    This is and excellent book. I saw the photographic display at the Carnegie Art Museum in Pittsburgh, PA and was deeply touched by both the artistry and the emotions that rise from pictures of the life and plight of Iranian women. The pictures in the book are small but they carry the impact of the actual photographs if studied carefully. There is also an excellent in depth description of the art work

  • Patricia I.
    2019-04-29 16:04

    I saw this exhibit recently at the Museum of Fine Arts and was taken by its power and simplicity. I bought this as a gift for a colleague and I know she will find it as beautiful and I did. It is a profound look at a world some of us may never see first hand.

  • LG
    2019-05-22 18:12

    Item arrived quickly. A wonderful book and important book that gives a fuller and more accurate picture of women's lives in Arab countries.

  • John Rader
    2019-05-21 21:16

    Very inspiring!

  • Patricia H.
    2019-05-17 14:52

    Fascinating insight into creative women around the world.