has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring both sides of her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative, in addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographing girls and women both in the United States where she lives and in the Middle East where she is from. Focusing on both cultures is especially important to her in the current political climate we live in, where the ‘them vs. us’ rhetoric is so prevalent.
Join Rania in discussion over at San Francisco Camerawork
(a digital event, globally accessible)On Wednesday 13 January 6:00 - 7:30 pm PST to to this link to register
Through her work, and by making intimate portraits of girls and women, Rania seeks to focus on our essence, our physicality and on the commonalities that make us human, to emphasize underlying similarities rather than apparent differences. Her photographs reveal the beauty in our shared humanity – in the universal as well as personal experience of women encountering the challenges of growing up regardless of background, culture and religion.
Rania Matar is represented by East Wing | Doha
(from San Francisco Camerawork Website).