The everyday view of Middle Eastern women in Western media (especially those wearing hijabs/niqabs and other islamic clothing) is one of repression, subjugation and oppression. In many cases, that is true, but I’d like to think the world has more to offer.
British-Moroccan photographer Hassan Hajjaj explores more of his homeland’s culture by bringing out the more colourful and expressive side of its BAD ASS women. The biker-chicks of Marrakech.
In his first photography exhibit “Kesh Angels” at the Taymour Grahne gallery in New York City, Hassan Hajjaj explorers Marakech’s biker girls who come prepared with polka dot veils, Nike djellabah and heart-shaped sunnies.
According to the Taymour Grahne gallery:
‘Kesh Angels presents a unique take on the vibrant street culture of Morocco and pays tribute to the biker culture of the young women of Marrakesh in a series of photographs, limited edition objects, an installation, and a video.
The exhibit runs to till March 7th 2014. If you get a chance to make it to NYC this month, be sure to check it out.