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Saudi women photo exhibition in Washington

Washington, July 29, 2010

The Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington, in coordination with Dar Al-Hekma College, has inaugurated a photo exhibition entitled 'Photography Through the Eyes of Saudi Arabian Women.'

The exhibition is the first of its kind to be held in the US and portrays a collection of work from dozens of Saudi women photographers. The exhibit will run till August 6 at the Embassy in Washington DC.

The initial showing of the exhibit in Jeddah, in April, was organised by Saudi photographer Rania A Razek, showcasing work by amateur and professional female photographers. Razek helped found the first women's photography club in the kingdom and was involved in developing the Photography Diploma Program at Dar Al-Hekma College and other institutions in the kingdom.

The photographs from the exhibit are also featured in a book entitled Photography Through the Eyes of Saudi Arabian Women created by Razek. The book includes the experiences of female photographers living in Saudi Arabia.

The photographs featured were taken in a variety of places in Saudi Arabia and around the world. They cover the following topics: visions of life, portraiture, abstractions, Saudi Arabian culture and photo art.-TradeArabia News Service




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