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Opening Reception

Farah Salem: Disclosed

March 5, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

United Photo Industries
16 Main Street, Suite B
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
(718) 801-8099

Disclosed by Farah Salem is an ongoing performance photography traveling project which started in Kuwait in 2016. Throughout Farah’s travels, she has made connections and invited individuals from the MENA region who have shared their stories which intersect with hers, along with the documented landscapes, and culture-specific symbols painted on the ‘abaya garments. The ‘abaya in these works is a traditional garment from Kuwait which has been influenced by socio-cultural constructs, traditions, and religious practices over time. The purpose of this garment is complex, yet rooted within sacred privacy. In this series, the ‘abaya garment stretches the lengths and boundaries of the public and private spaces of the body which holds one’s narrative. The ‘abaya serves as a communication tool to uncover hidden narratives.