In Arabic, the word rawiya means “she who tells a story.” The idea of a woman storyteller is a fitting premise for these photographs made by pioneering women with roots in Iran and the Arab world. Each image tells a poignant story, and each artist offers a vision of the world she has witnessed.
More than 70 photographs made within urban and rural landscapes and in public and private spaces probe ideas about personal identity and vital political issues. This exhibition invites viewers to explore changing cultural landscapes and confront their own preconceptions.
Exhibition overview from museum website