Tanya Habjouqa: Women of Gaza

In this exhibition of 40 photographs the members of the Rawiya collective attempt the return to a past that no longer exists and the departure into a future that remains unknown. Does “The Other Resurrection” in the Middle East ultimately lead to new life or death?

Witness the journey of six female photographers from the Middle East who look head-on at the past year of identity crises, sexual awakening, and so-called revolutions. Photograph subjects include the small joys of women in Gaza, the poignant belongings of kidnapped sons and husbands, the new life of Iranian transsexual Maria, the literacy crisis and the waves of street art in Egypt.

Rawiya, meaning ‘she who tells a story’, is a photography collective that brings together the experiences and photographic styles of Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak,Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian.

Author: RobertK
Location: Posted on: Friday, May 25th, 2012