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Photograph, Lubna, Beirut, Lebanon, from the series A Girl and Her Room

This is a Photograph. It was photographed by Rania Matar.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco as part of Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

It is dated 2010. Its medium is archival pigment print on baryta paper. It is a part of the department.

Rania Matar draws on her cross-cultural experiences as a Lebanese-born, United States–based photographer to explore issues of personal and collective identity. Matar explains, “My work . . . takes a contemporary look at women living in everyday circumstances and focuses on building visual, but also representational, associations between the portrayal of women in the United States and the Middle East, ultimately allowing women to identify with each other through common life experiences.”

It is credited Courtesy of Rania Matar, Robert Klein Gallery, Boston, and Galerie Tanit, Beirut.

Its dimensions are

Frame H x W: 91.4 × 124.5 cm (36 × 49 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.

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