Lalla Essaydi Revisit

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Lalla Essaydi, featured back in 2012, is a Moroccan-born artist who delves into Islamic calligraphy to give a voice, and an intricate veil, to her subjects. The tension between the richness and the confinement in her photographs hints at the complexities of Arab female identity, and the voyeuristic Western tendencies thereof. Her two latest series, Bullet and Harem Revisited are potent, luminous, and absolutely breathtaking.

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

Lalla Essaydi - Empty Kingdom

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