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This is not a headscarf.
This is not a headscarf.
Photogravure
6x9
2015

This print looks like an antiquated photograph of a girl wearing a headscarf. In fact, the subject is my very American daughter playfully wrapping her scarf around her head. I used photogravure to heighten the disconnect between old and new, my Syrian heritage and American upbringing. I reap the benefits of my grandparents’ immigration. I am safe, my kids are safe. Exploring the history and progression of my cultural context, I pay homage to their journey.