April 3, 2012

Women on the verge at Empty Quarter, Dubai, featured women photographers from the Middle East

Women on the verge
Empty Quarter gallery, Dubai, UAE
March 20 - April 30, 2012
        The Empty Quarter, Fine Art Photography, Dubai, UAE

Women on the Verge is an expansive group show held concurrent with Art Dubai and Art Week at the Empty Quarter gallery in Dubai, UAE. The Empty Quarter is devoted to fine art photography, with an emphasis on works exploring the photographic dimensions of the Arab world. Within this framework, the gallery salutes the achievements of the world’s finest photographers, and aims to highlight the talent of photographers from the Middle East.
"My dear women! you have revolted from all over the country of Yemen, Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria in order to construct a dignified life and a better future. Therefore, there is no way that we should bend down or go back. [...]
I do believe that the prosperous future is for women, and it is we who make the dreams come true and a better future. It is she who creates dignity and liberty. Thus, whatever that has accomplished was a collaboration between men and women alike. One of the necessities of partnership is for the woman to obtain her full rights. No dignity and no liberty for a nation which oppresses women and take away their rights." - Tawakkol Karman, Noble Peace Prize Laureate, 2011.
Fourteen sharp, courageous, talented, passionate and inspirational women photographers from the Middle East take center stage in Women on the Verge:

Larissa Sansour - Palestine
Laura El Tantawy - Egypt
Boushra Almutawakel - Yemen
Newsha Tavakolian - Iran
Leila Alaoui - Morocco
Rania Matar - Lebanon
Waheeda Malullah - Bahrein
Tanya Habjouqa - Jordania
Laura Boushnak - Palestine
Tanya Traboulsi - Lebanon
Hind Mezaina - UAE
Dalia Khamissy - Lebanon
Myriam Abdelaziz - Egypt
Eman Mohammed - Palestinian National Authority


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