And Then There Were Women Driving
Image © Tasneem Alsultan
Razan Bin Hassan, Deema Bint Khalid and Addana Alhugail meet at a private home before they practice driving in their neighborhood streets. Saudi Arabia had the unique status of being the only country in the world to ban women from driving.
“Through my work I came to the realization that the majority of women I met had little knowledge of their rights and how to navigate the Saudi legal system due to lack of education or access to resources.”
Tasneem Alsultan is an investigative photographer and storyteller. Her work largely focuses on documenting social issues and rights-based topics in Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf region through a gender lens, challenging stereotypical perceptions of the Middle East and portraying a region and people that do not conform to expectations. Born in the US and raised between the United Kingdom and Saudi where she is currently based, her work frequently appears in The New York Times and National Geographic.
Photos are museum quality, archival prints — printed by Digital Silver Imaging on Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Satin paper. Photographs will be shipped within four weeks of purchase, along with certificates of authentication from Digital SIlver Imaging and Canson Infinity.
All Democracy in Focus Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary black wood frames feature archival 4ply window mat and glazed with conservation UV acrylic. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.
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