Realism in Rawiya



Realism in Rawiya

Realism in Rawiya

It’s a man’s world, as James Brown sang. But he’s dead now so it’s really not relevant. Anyway, Realism in Rawiya at the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green is an exhibition from the Middle East’s first all-female photographic collective Rawiya, which means “she who tells a story.” 

The show gathers together a heady assortment of political and personal statements ranging from the Arab Spring and its aftermath, life in Iran and the Gaza strip to Israeli transvestites, Palestinian body-builders and more. The viewer is met at the entrance by Tamara Abdul Hadi’s Picture an Arab Man,  six closely-taken portraits of young Arab men caught in different poses, one pensive, one smiling directly into the camera, another looking stressed and tired. Contextually, a young male can be a very dangerous entity, a protester, militant or suicide bomber, but these very

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