Much attention has been brought to the youth of the Arab Spring. But, Arab women, especially in Palestine, have been living behind hidden veil, and long been holding communities together and fighting steadfastly for their families and rights as a people. These portraits of Arab women show their resilience and pride, celebrating their heritage while continuing the arduous struggle through the wave of changes.
I have been able to document the intimate portraits in their natural state. Breaking the taboo of requiring men's permission in most situations, the women in these photographs show wisdom, resilience, and empowerment.
I have been fortunate to meet and to be invited into these women's life as an outsider. They have guided me through very unfamiliar and complex daily life.
My passion is to illuminate the timeless human condition. I endeavor to reveal people's constant struggles and hopes. Through my lens, I would like to raise the awareness and understanding of other cultures.