Rania Matar is a Lebanon born, U.S based art photographer whose work mainly focuses on the rights and politics of girls and women around the globe. More than just a feminist Matar dedicates her work to exploring both sides of this identity: addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographs mining female adolescence and womanhood – both in the United States where she lives and the Middle East where she is from.
SHE: Now, Here And There, ‘focuses on young women – the ages of my own daughters – as they enter adulthood today and have to face a new reality they are often not prepared for, a humbling reality that is most often not as glamorous as the one portrayed on social media. I seek to portray the raw beauty of their age, their identity, their individuality, their universality, but also their vulnerability, their physicality, and how they confront the places where they live and the situations they find themselves in. I want to see beyond the ‘selfie’ attitude they might want to portray or the Instagram feed they have curated. I am photographing them, the way I, as a woman, a photographer, a mother, sees them, with no ‘filter’.
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