The photography collective Rawiya was founded in 2009 by a group of female photographers from the Middle East.
Its members work on projects on the subject of human dignity and pay particular attention to the lives of women. Through in-depth photo-essays, they tell stories about human experiences and portray, for instance, the many consequences of war. Their images provide an insider's view of a region in flux. They balance social contradictions while reflecting on social and political issues and stereotypes.
Rawiya, which means "she who tells a story" in Arabic, presents photography projects by Myriam Abdelaziz (born 1976, Egypt, based in New York/Cairo), Tamara Abdul Hadi (born 1980, Iraq/Canada, based in Beirut), Laura Boushnak (born 1976, Kuwait, based in Sarajevo), Tanya Habjouqa (born 1975, Jordan, based in Jerusalem), Dalia Khamissy (born 1973, Lebanon, based in Beirut) and Newsha Tavakolian (born 1981, Iran, based in Teheran).