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‘She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World,’ Exhibition

September 20, 2019 at 8:00 am - December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm

During this critical time for Iran and the Arab world, as national and personal identities are being dismantled and rebuilt, contemporary photography reflects the complexities of unprecedented change. One of the most significant trends to emerge is the work of women photographers, whose remarkable and provocative images provide insights into new cultural landscapes, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern and Arab identity. “She Who Tells a Story” brings together the vital pioneering work of 12 leading artists, ranging in genre from portraiture to documentary: 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. The exhibition features over 80 photographs, lent by the artists, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the collection of James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach.

Details

Start:
September 20, 2019 at 8:00 am
End:
December 1, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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Venue

Ackland Art Museum
101 S. Columbia St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Phone:
+1.919.966.5736

Organizer

Ackland Art Museum
Phone:
919.966.5736
Email:
ackland@email.unc.edu
Website:
http://www.ackland.org/