The big story

An ex­hi­bi­tion by four mem­bers of Rawiya (mean­ing ‘she who tells a story’), ev­ery­day life away from the tur­moil that’s high­lighted in the news. Shiva a pho­tog­ra­phy col­lec­tive founded by fe­male pho­tog­ra­phers from the Mid­dle East, cel­e­brates Kumar Thekkepat

Friday - - Society Living Leisure -

A cel­e­bra­tion of ev­ery­day life around the re­gion through the lens of Mid­dle Eastern fe­male pho­tog­ra­phers.

Tanya Hab­jouqa, above, took this photo be­tween the out­skirts of West Bank’s Hizma Vil­lage and just out­side Is­rael’s Hizma Check­point into oc­cu­pied East Jerusalem. “Two fur­ni­ture mak­ers take a break in a pair of plush arm­chairs in the open air. Their mo­ment of rest cre­ates a makeshift room: a ceil­ing of blue sky, a car­pet of gravel un­der­foot. But their back­drop is Is­rael’s 26-foot high se­cu­rity wall, in­tended to keep Pales­tini­ans out. It is an in­tru­sion of the acutely po­lit­i­cal into the most mun­dane of mo­ments.”

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