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Friday, November 25, 2005

Converging Territories by Lalla Essaydi

As a born-and-bred Moroccan interested in Photography, I felt compelled to pay a visit to San Diego Museum of Photography Arts (MoPA) to see Converging Territories by Lalla Essaydi part of the "Only Skin Deep" exhibit, which explores the concept of race. Converging Territories consisted of seven wide-format photographs of women and children covered in henna inscribed white cloths are compelling and strangely disturbing. To me however, the exhibit - despite the chocking factor - does not represent nor does it do justice to Moroccan women. It conveys a distorted message to the western world about women in a moderate Muslim country.


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