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'Women of Gaza' by Tanya Habjouqa

From the “Women of Gaza” series by Tanya Habjouqa, born in Jordan and based in Jerusalem: “In another powerful portrait, a student wearing a niqab waits on a bench, holding a black bag with a small teddy bear hanging from it. By capturing these humanizing details of fully covered women, Habjouqa challenges her own resentment of the rise of the niqab.”

Unfortunately there were lots of reflections in almost all the pictures, which made them difficult to photograph, although non-flash photography was encouraged by the museum.

‘The Metro,’ posted earlier:

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Julie Oldfield03-Aug-2016 00:27
Frank Gines03-Aug-2016 00:24
Nicely capture of this image.V
Gill Kopy28-Jul-2016 00:55
Stunning image ! The reflected lights on the bench suggest that someone is watching ! V
globalgadabout27-Jul-2016 23:00
challenging resentment, or expressing it?...the teddy seems to underline the humanity repressed behind the repressive clothing...hidden inside is surely a living, breathing person..
Jeff Real27-Jul-2016 22:32
This is a remarkable work, Helen. I love this and the beautiful light for your subject ~V~
John Reynolds LRPS27-Jul-2016 20:19
An interesting display. V.
Chris Morton27-Jul-2016 20:16
thanks for sharing
Jim Coffman27-Jul-2016 20:04
If they covered all the ladies like that in this country there would be no reason to go on living. :))
Colin Storey27-Jul-2016 20:01
Thought provoking art and great image of it in difficult light conditions.
Graeme27-Jul-2016 19:33
Beautifully captured with good info Helen.V
Martin Lamoon27-Jul-2016 19:23
Wonderful capture Helen.