Rania Matar Ordinary LivesLebanon is a country built on dichotomies. It is a blend of cultures, poised at the intersection between the Western and Arab worlds. Born in Beirut and living in the West, photographer Rania Matar is especially attuned to those dichotomies. Here she honors the lives of the women and children of Lebanon in evocative black-and-white photographs. They convey the many facets of life, acknowledging the undeniable presence of war and tragedy, yet celebrating the strength, dignity, and humanity of lives lived amid the rubble, in refugee camps, or behind the veil. These images are universal reminders of the tender bond between a mother and child, the cheerful camaraderie of friends, and the resilience of the human spirit. Accompanying these photographs are excerpts from the poetry of celebrated Palestinian-American author Lisa ...
Exhibition : « She Who Tells a Story : Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World »
She Who Tells a Story explores themes of identity, war,occupation and protest. It refutes the conventional idea that Arab and Iranian women are oppressed or powerless,illuminating the fact that women are creating some of the most significant photographic work in the region today. The exhibition features artists 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.
© Gohar Dashti, Untitled #5, from the series “Today’s Lifeand War,” 2008/Courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, and Robert Klein Gallery, Boston
“These groundbreaking artists challenge us to rethink our preconceived notions about Arab and Iranian women and their art,” said N...
She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab WorldIn Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” The photographs in this exhibition—made by women with roots in Iran and the Arab world—are themselves a collection of stories.
She Who Tells a Story introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers who have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern identity. Their provocative work ranges from fine art to photojournalism and provides insights into political and social issues, including questions of personal identity and the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty. She Who Tells a Story is an invitation not only to discover new photography, but to shi...
Howard Greenberg Gallery presents The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective
New York – Howard Greenberg Gallery will show The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective, images exploring identity, culture, politics, and the history of the region, from June 26 – August 30, 2014.
The exhibition features the work of four contemporary artists Boushra Almutawakel of Yemen, Shadi Ghadirian of Iran, Rania Matar of Lebanon, and Reem Al Faisal of Saudi Arabia. The photographs will be on view for the first time in New York. In addition, the gallery will show photographs from Syria made in 1940 by Margaret Bourke-White for LIFE magazine. The exhibition will open with a reception on Thursday, June 26, from 6-8 p.m.
In 1940, seven months before the United States entered World War II, LIFE magazine sent photographer Margaret Bourke-White, the first female photojournalist, to the young r...
Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East by Rania MATAR (Lebanon/USA)
The focus of this distinguished body of work is on women and children in the Middle East, contrasting the image of the region in the media (bombings, terrorism, kidnappings) with the fact that the large majority of the inhabitants are ordinary people going on with their everyday lives.
The artist, Lebanese-American Rania Matar, explores the universality and diversity of being human, of being a mother, a child or a young woman without regard to social back ground, religion, or nationality, in a region torn by strife. She portrays her subjects as the individuals they are - infused with a beautiful spirit, focused on the everyday and determined to live their ordinary lives in a region which is anything but ordinary.
"I was in the unique position of being simultaneously an insider and an outsider to the Middl...
Px3 2008 Exhibition in ParisRejoignez-nous pour le vernissage de l'exposition des lauréats du Prix de la Photographie Paris 2008 et La Condition Humaine, prix décernés par un jury international constitué d'éminents professionnels de la photo.
Etant à sa deuxième année seulement, PX3 connaît beaucoup de succès et a reçu des milliers de soumissions de très grande qualité. Ces dernières ont été jugées selon les catégories suivantes : publicité, photojournalisme, livres, beaux-arts, nature et portraits, toutes comprenant ensuite des sous-catégories. Le gagnant du prix du "Photographe de l'Année" a été remis à Balazs Gardi, un photographe professionnel de Budapest, Hongrie. Le...