Roja Shirin Neshat, Roja, Photograph, gelatin silver print with India ink. Charles Bain Hoyt Fund and Francis Welch Fund. In the exhibition She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
Shirin Neshat, portrait in the Iranian Artist "Women of Allah" series. Most of the portraits in this series are of women with guns and provide a commentary on the Iran Iraq war. She uses painted calligraphy on the hands, feet and faces of the subject as a way to invite the viewer to think more deeply about the women. Where is this woman from? What do you think the words say? Would be interesting to read the translation? What do you think the women is feeling?