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Two worlds
Manal Al-Dowayan
Saudi ArabiaGALLERYCONVERSATION
I live in two different worlds: the Arab world and the Western world.

Through a black box that holds glass and a strip of chemical paper I am able to express myself. The beauty captured by my camera is sometimes the only thing that unites my two worlds.

The changing face of these worlds is sometimes shocking and scary, other times beautiful and peaceful. Images of my people suffering from bomb injuries, sanctions, and oppression hurt me to the core, while the faces of these people and their surroundings that I capture in my photos help me see how small and inspiring the world we live in is. These images are a new and creative way that my generation of women can express themselves.

The different generations of women in my family had little or no access to education, work opportunities and the phenomena of the blurring of borders. Thanks to the ease of travel, my generation of women, regardless of wealth, marital status, or nationality has the opportunity to see and live the beauty of different cultures.
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