This Stunning Photo Exhibit Shows Life From the Eyes of Arab and Iranian Women

The photographs aims to completely refute all stereotypes and notions perpetuated by media.

Most Popular

The status of women in Arab and other Middle Eastern societies and the stories of the horrors women have to face daily have been oft debated and sensationalized by media across the globe, and middle eastern women have been rendered as helpless and horribly oppressed because of these headlines.

In the photo exhibit, She Who Tells a Story, for the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington DC, 12 photographers challenge these stereotypes surrounding the lifestyles of women in Arab and Iran.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
Most Popular

The title of the exhibition is from the arabic word 'rawiya', which literally translates to 'she who tells a story' and is an attempt to highlight that these photos are a story of women told by women.

Kristin Gresh, the curator who had organized this exhibition in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, spoke to Hello Giggles about the backlash the exhibition, and what it stands for, faced. 

"One prominent Iranian artist warned me that focusing on a group of women photographers was 'alarming' because it would confirm the stereotype of Arab and Iranian women as 'oppressed and powerless,'

But the exhibition contests the very idea of oppression and stereotypes by portraying Arabic and Iranian women in their natural lifestyles in the most authentic way possible.

You can learn more about the exhibit right here.

What do you think?

Life
Share
5 Simple Bedtime Hacks to Wake Up Gorgeous
Good morning, #Beautiful!
Life
Share
Kendall Jenner Spills Her Ab Exercise Secrets
"The next day, it hurts to even laugh."
Life
Share
9 Mistakes You're Making When Doing Squats
No.7 is so important
YouTube scandals
Life
Share
7 of YouTube's Most Shocking Scandals, From Fake Kidnappings to Fake Pregnancies
Welcome to the dark side of vlogging.
Life
Share
5 Quick and Easy Moves to Lose Fat From Upper Body *Real* Fast!
Bonus: you can do all of these at home!
Life
Share
5 Early Warning Signs of Breast Cancer EVERY Girl Needs to Look Out For
It's Breast Cancer Awareness month, so make sure you recognise the signs before it's too late.
Life
Share
13 Genius Ways to Ignore 1000+ Calories From Your Diet Every Day!
Small changes, BIG difference!
Life
Share
These are the Best Tricks For Lazy People to Lose Weight
Want the benefits of a vigorous fitness workout without having to spend hours exercising?
GIF
Life
Share
5 Easy Home Exercises For Bigger Boobs
Throw those padded bras away!
Life
Share
These Strapless Undies Are Just Utterly Bizarre
"They're the answer to panty lines," the company says. "Yikes," the world replies.