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Tasneem Alsultan began this series as a reflection on her own personal story; Married at the age of 17 and becoming a mother at 21, Tasneem found herself living as a single parent for the last six years of an unhappy ten year marriage. She was divorced by the age of 27. She soon found herself interviewing and photographing other women who shared similar experiences.  Saudi Tales of Love explores the stories of women who challenge themselves; living beyond the taboos and dictates of excepted society in Saudi Arabia. Their stories include courageous choices that involve marriage, divorce and other difficult personal experiences. 

Born in the United States, Tasneem moved to Saudi Arabia when she was 16 and went to university at the same time she started her family. She is now based in Saudi and works as a freelance investigative photographer in the Middle East for multiple international media sources. Many of her narratives focus on women living in Saudi Arabia documenting important events, such as the first election where women were allowed to vote. She portrays fierce women who challenge stereotypes, exploring non-traditional paths to fulfill their dreams and desires. 

Tasneem documents the rituals of wedding ceremonies, contrasted with the stories of women who reject expected stereotypes and managed to find creative ways of overcoming the multiple hurdles set in front of them by society and sometimes the state. Her portraits document these unique women in a direct and honest fashion. Tasneem is a member of Rawiya, the first all female photographic collective in the Middle East and her work is published internationally in important journals and by initiatives including; National Geographic, The New York Times, Amnesty International, Spiegel, the Washington Post and others.