Friday, April 21, 2006
Saudi Photogrpaher: Manal al Dowayan
Manal al Dowayan is a Saudi woman photographer whose subjects are Saudi women. These are well-informed subjects, who have given their consent, discussed the concept the photographer had in mind, and posed.
Some of her pictures are part of the "Common Grounds" exhibit in London. Here are two articles: one in English and one in Arabic.
I think it is good that Arab women are being photographed by other Arab women; historically, they have been objects of the western gaze that de-humanized and exoticized them.