“She Who Tells a Story” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
“She Who Tells a Story” at the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery introduced the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, BoushraAlmutawakel, GoharDashti, Rana El Nemr, LallaEssaydi, ShadiGhadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, RulaHalawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, ShirinNeshat, and NewshaTavakolian. The exhibit ran from 27 August 2013 to 12 January, 2014
These prominent photographers 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 exploring the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty.