on the female gaze and spatial awareness

Moroccan-born photographer Lalla Essaydi’s carefully staged images of Arab women have caught the attention of curators and collectors around the world. Her subjects are often covered with henna art and traditionally calligraphy, two artistic practices often left to men. Covered in inscriptions and dressed to match the background, Essaydi’s women appear empowered, placed front and center, with bold stares and powerful stances, despite the fact they, quite literally, blend into the background.

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