The exhibition, opening May 30 at Carnegie Museum of Art, introduces the pioneering work of 12 leading women photographers who have tackled the very notion of representation with passion and power, questioning tradition and challenging perceptions of Middle Eastern identity. Their provocative work provides insights into questions of personal identity and the complex political and social landscapes of their home regions in images of great sophistication, expressiveness, and beauty. She Who Tells a Story is an invitation not only to discover new photography, but to shift perspectives and open a cultural dialogue that begins with art. Organized into two main sections, “Constructing Identities,” and “New Documentary,” The exhibition reveals the individuality of each artist’s work, while allowing glimpses into these regions from a largely overlooked perspective:

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