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'Women of Gaza'

From the “Women of Gaza” series by Tanya Habjouqa, born in Jordan and based in Jerusalem: “In a lively portrait, a university student is intent on photographing Habjouqa. Her broad smile, bright red hijab and pink phone against the rich greenery and red flowers contrast with the discreet figure wearing a niqab in the background of the photograph. The vibrancy of the red-scarved young woman contradicts the stereotype of repressed women, and Palestinians in general, in Gaza. Habjouqa describes this young woman, an example of prosperous educated young women who face limited possibilities after graduating from college, as breathless with excitement about meeting someone from outside Gaza.”

‘Women of Gaza,’ posted earlier:

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blizzard14-Sep-2016 13:52
wow your right we need more photographers and less guns bravo
Graeme01-Aug-2016 22:12
Excellent image, Helen.V
marie-jose wolff30-Jul-2016 12:34
superb portrait and interesting story about women of Gaza. V
David Lewins30-Jul-2016 09:16
Nice capture
Tom LeRoy30-Jul-2016 07:58
A fine shot of this exhibition image, sure tells a story so well. V
Ton, Ben & Rob Nagtegaal30-Jul-2016 07:31
A beautiful portrait and a great smile.
globalgadabout30-Jul-2016 04:58
elucidating the artist's symbolism and intent is illuminating...good work Helen..
Gill Kopy30-Jul-2016 04:58
Such a sweet smile captured here - the dark figure adds an ominous cloud ! V
joseantonio30-Jul-2016 04:12
love the expression in the young woman. Your capture of those imges is really spectacular.V
Tom Munson30-Jul-2016 01:29
A lovely portrait, Hellen.
Jim Coffman29-Jul-2016 23:59
Nice image, Helen..