A Lebanese Photographer Takes Cross-Cultural Portraits of Girls on the Brink of Womanhood
Pictura Gallery presents Becoming, portraits by Rania Matar of girls and women from Lebanon and the United States. Matar was born and raised in Lebanon and moved to the U.S. in 1984. Although originally an architect, she became a photographer after 9-11 because she wanted to tell a different story of the Middle East.
Pictura’s exhibit will showcase multiple bodies of work by Matar, each centered on the universality of being a girl and growing up. Her work is a collaborative dialogue that explores the complexity of female maker to female subject, and of womanhood on each side of the camera.
Lebanese, b. 1964, Beirut, Lebanon, based in Massachusetts, United States