Photograph, Les Femmes du Maroc: Harem Women Writing, from the series Les Femmes du Maroc, 2008
In her work, Lalla Essaydi, who grew up in Morocco and Saudi Arabia and has lived in France and the United States, confronts traditional representations of Arab and Muslim women in the Western art canon. By showing actively engaged women, she decolonizes the artistic genre that casts them as passive objects of the male gaze.
It is credited
Courtesy of Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zurich, Jenkins Johnson Gallery, San Francisco, and Lalla Essaydi.
Its dimensions are
H x W: 121.9 × 152.4 cm (48 × 60 in.) Frame H x W x D: 121.9 × 152.4 cm (48 × 60 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Contemporary Muslim Fashions.