In 1993, the photographer Max Pam spent the month of Ramadan travelling throughout Yemen. Take a look at his work: http://nyr.kr/1j4MZBT
Photograph courtesy of Max Pam/East Wing Gallery.
Alcor + Mizar, Meichen Waxer
Syrian Muslim women in Beirut. Costume City
Photochromie after a negative post on albumen paper collodion glass. 22 x 16.5 cm
acquisition in 1973
Wazir Khan Masjid, Lahore’s old Walled City
Check out our #yurt this Sunday @bkflea regram from @Caitlynrystrom (at Brooklyn Flea Williamsburg)
My dad’s class back in high school 😂 this photo taken in the 70’s i think..
Anna Beeke: Untangling Threads: Female Artisans In Morocco’s Rug Weaving Industry
In Morocco, where men are responsible for almost all of their country’s artisanal production, women have maintained the age-old craft of indigenous weaving.
This project seeks to document the environment and culture of female weavers who have recently begun to participate in local and global markets. It specifically focuses on artisans from three rural weaving communities: Ain Leuh, Ait Hamza, and Taznakht.
While the carpets are generally sold for high-dollar amounts, the female artisans have traditionally received a very small percentage of the profits. This has perpetuated the cycle of poverty and child labor in rural Morocco.
The weaving cooperatives documented in this project are now self-promoting and making direct sales rather than relying on middlemen to distribute their carpets. These photographs aim to highlight the faces behind the production and the market forces that bring these products to the world.
The Women Warriors of Syria
- Rana, 20 years old, student. Rana, a member of the only all-female fighting unit of the Free Syrian Army, standing inside a secret command outpost in the city of Aleppo says: “What choice do we have?”
- Om Ahmad, 72 years old, housewife with 3 children: “My house in Dar’a was destroyed by 2 bombs…I moved to Aleppo with my family, I chose to pick up a weapon and fight the regime.”
- Ali, 16 years old, student: “The West sees no problem in Syria, while we beg for their support, our children, friends and family are being punished, for no reason.”
- Om Faraj, 30 years old housewife, no children: “Being mistreated by a regime security guard in front of my husband was the most humiliating thing that has ever happened to my family, I picked up a weapon, I joined the fight.”
- Benifet Ikhla, 27 years old, widow with 6 children: “I fight for life and freedom, I fight to prove that woman and man are equal.”
- Khansa, 42 years old, married, howsewife with 7 children: “I feel optimistic, we will defeat the regime, put an end to poverty and mistreatment.”
- Amal, 30 years old, married, housewife with 3 children: “I’m sincere to God, that is all I need and want, the rest will come with time.”
- Fadwa, 20 years old, widow with 3 children: “My husband died on the front lines, I will die on the front lines, may God help us.”
(Photos: Sebastiano Tomada / Sipa USA)