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Women Like Us: The Power of Untold Stories in Yemen
Thu 9 March 2017, 17:30 – 19:00 GMT
Yemeni artist Thana Faroq will share her insights and experience as documentary photographer and visual storyteller. Thana will speak about the importance of telling people’s stories – and sometimes needing to do so in a single snapshot. Using the example of her series Women Like Us, Thana will highlight the challenges facing citizen journalism, and the impact of visual storytelling during times of war.
The talk will be followed by a Q&A.
Beyond Borders extents its thanks to the Visual Research Methods Group at the University of Edinburgh for hosting this seminar.
Thana Faroq is a documentary photographer and visual storyteller born and raised in Yemen. She is currently reading a Masters in Photography in London. Her work has been distributed in publications such as the Huffington Post, the BBC and Aljazeera, and her art has been exhibited in Yemen, the US and the UK, most recently at Summerhall, Edinburgh.
In Women Like Us, Thana Faroq opens a window into the lives of 15 different women and their experience of the war in Yemen. This series gives these women an opportunity to share their stories with the outside world. By capturing their familiar surroundings, Faroq provides a snapshot into the daily life of these women and thus offers a rare insight into Yemeni society.