Photo Essay Exploring Tenderness and Violence from a Levantine Perspective
Thea's photo essay explores the tension between the tenderness expressed by women and the violence they live amidst in the Levant region. It also explores the spirit of renewal in both the regional cities/landscapes of the Middle East and women’s souls. A common theme seen throughout these photos is the generational relationships that give rise to cultural rejuvenation, as well as the responsibilities and expectations therein. The photographs her essay showcases were all taken in the Levant by women with cultural and ethnic ties to the region, expressing a woman’s perspective of the strength and sorrows women in the Levant experience.
Thea created a photo essay that will published in her school newspaper at the end of the school year.