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From Personal to Universal: Photographs by Rania Matar
23 October 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday, 10/23/19 | 7 PM
From Personal to Universal
Photographs by Rania Matar
As a Lebanese-born American woman and mother, she has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring both sides of her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative, in addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographing girls and women both in the United States where she lives and in the Middle East where she is from.
Throughout her work, and by making intimate portraits of girls and women, she seeks to focus on our essence, our physicality, and on the commonalities that make us human, to emphasize underlying similarities rather than apparent differences. Her photographs reveal the beauty in our shared humanity – in the universal as well as personal experience of women encountering the challenges of growing up regardless of background, culture, and religion.
Matar was a recipient of the 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship.
Image credit: Dominic Chavez
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