The work of NOOR photographer Tanya Habjouqa is on view at the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) in Washington D.C. through July 31, 2016. Her series of images “Woman of Gaza” (2009) is selected for the exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. Tanya challenges existing gender stereotypes and explores how Palestinian women’s lives are influenced by their day-to-day activities.
The exhibition is thoroughly curated by Kathryn Wat and Kristen Gresh and features 12 female artists from Iran and Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almurawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian. She who Tells a Story provides visitors with a fresh perspective on women from this region and invites to in-depth discussion on themes like feminine identity, protest, war and piece.
Photo ©Tanya Habjouqa