Join photographer Rania Matar to celebrate the release of her newest book of photographs, SHE. Matar brilliantly and compassionately captures the inner portraits of adolescent girls and young women in the United States and the Middle East where she grew up. Matar’s work, distinctive in style, is most successful because she and her subjects work together to find a location, environment and pose best expressing their true, deep glorious selves. The photographer and subjects often develop a close bond that brings her back to photograph them as they grow into young women. The creation of this work is approached from the point of view of an artist, woman and mother.
Rania Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the United States in 1984. Her work is now held in several important permanent collections including those of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. She has received several awards including a 2019 Guggenheim Fellowship, 2017 Mellon Foundation artist-in-residence grant at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College and multiple Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowships. She has exhibited her work internationally including a solo exhibition at the ICA/Boston, Cleveland Museum of Art and the American University of Beirut Museum.
About the authors:
Mark Alice Durant is an artist and writer living in Baltimore.
Orin Zahra is Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts
”Rania Matar’s captivating photographs of young women around the world capture the transitory beauty of adolescence.” —Katie White, Artnet
***Please note, this event is free and open to the public. Space is limited, registration is required.***