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From Personal to Universal: Photographs by Rania Matar

Thursday, April 18, 2019
11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
CASL Building

As a Lebanese-born American woman and mother, Rania Matar has dedicated her artistic practice to exploring both sides of her cultural background, cross-cultural experience, and personal narrative, in addressing issues of personal and collective identity, through photographing girls and women both in the United States where she lives and in the Middle East where she is from. 

Throughout her work, and by making intimate portraits of girls and women, she seeks to focus on our essence, our physicality and on the commonalities that make us human, to emphasize underlying similarities rather than apparent differences, ultimately highlighting how female subjectivity develops in parallel forms across cultural lines.

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Dept. of Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts


Elisa Madrigal

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