Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World on view April 08–July 31, 2016.
You feel as though you’re walking into sacred space upon entering the She Who Tells As Story exhibition. This impressive photographic exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC is the work of 12 featured artists and includes over 80 photographs and video installations. Their provocative works were created within the last decade ranging in genre from portraiture, documentary, and staged narratives. The images are compelling narratives about feminine identity, war, occupation, and protest.
These female artists challenge stereotypes of the people and cultures of Iran and the Arab world, as well as, expose the oppression of Arab and Iranian women. Each artist has her own portrayal and expression of the world she has witnessed.