She Who Tells a Story Audio Guide
Listen to the She Who Tells a Story audio guide to learn more about the exhibition and selected works.
Explore She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World through in-depth discussions from the curators and some of the artists featured in the exhibition (April 8–July 31, 2016). Hear the artists tell their stories in their own voices.
Transcripts of the audio clips are also available.
Chief Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts
Wat discusses how women artists are at the forefront of photo-based art and how the exhibition provides a fresh perspective on women in the Middle East.
Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gresh introduces the three themes of She Who Tells a Story and how the exhibition formed.
Almutakawel discusses her photograph of a young woman posing with a head covering, or hijab, made from the U.S. flag.
Almutakawel explores a trend toward the excessive covering of women and girls’ bodies in some parts of the Middle East.
Habjouqa chooses to portray “human stories” and focus on women as subjects in her series “Women of Gaza.”
Habjouqa explores moments of joy for young Palestinian students.
Habjouqa describes how a Gazan university student seated on a bench grabbed her attention.
Habjouqa examines women’s resilience and pursuit of joy in a war zone.
Habjouqa discusses her photograph of young women at a public gym and the significance of their dress.
Halawani discusses her records of a deadly invasion in the West Bank.
Matar discusses the universal experience of growing up.