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Sort of bringing to light women in the Middle East a lot of misperceptions.
But but more more openly and artistic way of sort of opening all over our eyes.
Two to a cause that that many may not know about it's called golf ball Griffey.
Dot com it's a new online gallery of work by women photographers.
In the Middle East gulf region.
And I wanna join be joined now by our guests -- some mono and as well candy they -- both co founders of -- golf ball -- dot com thank you ladies -- for talking to us.
Certainly western artists struggle to make a living but the women that you are highlighting our our our very unique.
-- -- wanna shoot first of all explain to us what got you guys started in wanting to highlight his women and their photography.
Yet found it all started from may.
Exhibit I traded in Dubai female photographers from Dubai.
And there was just a lot of great response from -- and lots of people came there was a lot of interest basically and I have a love for the arts and the filmmaker by trading but and I love the region and from Iraq originally asthma is -- -- -- more and I -- so we kind of decided to combine this thing both of us thinking there's a lot of misconceptions about women in both of us kind of artistically inclined.
So we decided that these kind of gloves together and start.
This show what side.
That's -- heat of the I wanna talk more about the women in in the Middle East and the challenges they face in wanting to express themselves artistically because that.
In of itself is is a huge challenge let alone to get out there and be able to display their work publicly or on a website like yours it's not an easy task -- mean.
Where these women open to this -- they a little reserved -- first.
-- Chris opponents say that come women in the Middle East and specifically in the gulf region.
They're like anyone and that town all over the war that they have a message to share and they have.
A lot of ideas a lot of fun.
Opinions to share with the rest of the -- didn't have any problem because -- O'Grady used aren't two on bridge.
Golf -- -- at least would be a waste audience.
-- all what they want to do is to share ideas share.
-- there my own feelings and how newest trends and our newest audience to understand more about -- that -- not only.
You know women whose maybe a practice for women who.
And you know only and home doing nothing the next -- women who.
Actually share C universal message -- and they want to.
Express their feelings express their emotions and also I've talked to be -- ideas about who there really aren't.
Feature some of the art work come by these artists and maybe you can walk us through it and also highlight the fact that again -- women.
I would imagine that's no coincidence that that that is women's -- work that.
That we're looking -- right now we have a piece called dark Angel is that what this is.
Yes okay you know we can't you know we can't see it on the screen right now -- -- dark Angel you know you're familiar with the picture -- you can tell us what we're looking up.
And it isn't yeah I think this piece is by it and it as shedding fat it's the woman that's standing on the rock that's.
And and it's and she is a mother.
A few kids she was married very young it wasn't able to get educated and is -- -- -- and here is a fantastic photojournalist from Yemen.
Who is actually.
Flights to just take photos there are times when she's out taking photos in and in Yemen.
And and then masquerade themselves as police officers and have taken her camera a way to get her to stop.
Taking photos and she when she she's out in public photo photographing in Yemen.
And she's covered her face is covered in everything and that that in itself a woman with a camera representing and taking some kind of -- Is threatening to some people definitely not all but to some people and this girl was just so an expression of kind of try I have of wanting to rise above whatever obstacles were there in but in her natural environments.
There in the gulf and doing it there and you know standing up and standing high.
Let me just go to the last five pictures and show our viewers the next one is memories left behind here's a picture.
Of a woman and the younger girl and her hair is tied in a grade and connected to one another.
Maybe you can you can just kind of shed some light briefly because I -- to get.
Have time to the other pictures what what is this symbolism behind this picture.
This spy IDS but does seem she's a young woman in her early twenties.
I have this was about and the connection.
The -- and kind of woman that she's becoming.
And the young girl that she was.
And wanting to carry some of that -- -- -- carry that tradition and who she is in two -- Identity as a modern young woman is a modern artist.
And that that she will never.
Break that connection well it's golf all her -- dot com and for those who want to check out the website thank you so much for joining us dummies Amano.
And -- smile -- we appreciate you coming on and talking to us and you can catch more of the pictures there are many many more to show but we unfortunately.
Don't have enough time to go through them all today but we thank you very much for talking to us and good luck please to to you both and all the women that you -- Helping showcase in the Middle East we appreciate your your work.
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