After a national bank began offering loans for plastic surgery, the Ones to Watch artist looked at how religion, capitalism and internet culture place immense pressure on Middle Eastern women
The award-winning photographers Rosem Morton, Rania Matar and September Bottoms discuss validation, community and empowering women through photography
“The project is about exteriorising everything we were taught to bottle up,” says Boulos, who seeks to unpack notions of desire and how they are often entrenched within our political realities
The work condemns the abusive kafala system in Lebanon, where women from Sierra Leone are recruited through a human trafficking network
The photojournalist who has spent many years understanding Lebanese culture and people, now calls it home
“The exhibition just becomes this transition point. There will be new artwork created by the exhibition. I think that’s exciting: it means it becomes alive. These often tragic stories will continue living in other forms, whether through painting or through music, so it’s about making the exhibition a place of life and a celebration of that life,” says Giles Duley, the photographer who has spent months travelling Europe and the Middle East to document the refugee crisis with UNHCR. Taking images from his photobook, I Can Only Tell You What I See, the display will feature artists in residence, a soundscape from Massive Attack and will host an evening supper so as visitors can sit and discuss the work and the wider problems surrounding the refugee crisis.