Georgia College Museum presents
Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story
June 12 – September 11, 2013
Reception: September 11, 2013
Georgia College Museum proudly presents, Rawiya: She Who Tells a Story curated by Cynthia Farnell, director of Welch Galleries at Georgia State University. Rawiya: She Who Tells a Story will be on view June 12 – September 11, 2013. A reception will be held on September 11 and is free and open to the public.
Rawiya is a photography collective founded by female photographers from across the Middle East. Rawiya presents an insider's view of a region in flux, balancing its contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes. As a collective, Rawiya's photographers respect the human dignity of the stories they tell, pooling resources and vision to produce in-depth photo-essays and long-term projects. Rawiya, meaning “she who tells a story” brings together the photographic styles of Myriam Abdelaziz, Tamara Abdul Hadi, Laura Boushnak, Tanya Habjouqa, Dalia Khamissy and Newsha Tavakolian. The Welch School Galleries were the first to exhibit Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story as a collective in the United States.
Exhibition curator Cynthia Farnell says, “Although Rawiya: She Who Tells A Story explores environmental justice, lack of visual representation or misrepresentation, and overcoming stereotypes. Via the photographic image, the artists create awareness and inspire solutions to the challenges of our globalized world.”