The evil eye, the gaze, the onlooker. The eye carries a prominent importance in Middle Eastern and North African culture. The eye not refers to a superstitious curse but also is used as a powerful charm against ill-fate.This image explores the myriad of narratives relating not only to the spiritual dimension of the evil eye but the experience of womxn as being subjugated to discriminatory gaze and scrutiny.
Mashael is a film photographer and creative from Bahrain. Her ethereal photography unpacks female narratives in the Middle East in a dreamlike matter. A self-taught photographer, Mashael’s work takes the form of visual essays in which she aims to present themes of space, gender, and cultural tension.
Alongside our second print issue, shado has produced a 3-month photography project with 18 photographers around the world where each photographer has responded to the brief I AM A WOMAN.
There is no one way of defining what it personally means to identify as a woman – and we wanted to leave it to a community of photographers to open up these interpretations.
Print Quality: 600 dpi
Each photograph is professionally printed in a London studio. Once ready, prints are shipped flat or in a sturdy cardboard tube and secured on both sides.
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