The Saudi Woman

Photographeriman aldabbagh
PrizeHonorable Mention
Companyphotos by iman
City/CountryJeddah, Saudi Arabia
Photo DateJanuary 13-15, 2011
Technical InfoDigital
Entry Description

These are portraits of women from the middle / upper-middle socio-economic classes of Saudi society in Jeddah. These women are educated and have supportive “legal guardians”. A woman in Saudi Arabia has a male legal guardian no matter how old she is, which means she is not allowed to do various tasks such as opening a bank account, going to school, or traveling without his consent. I photographed 7 women in Jeddah while assisting a photographer, and plan to go back and continue the series to include other women with more diverse lifestyles, and more varied educational, and economic backgrounds.

About Photographer

I'm a photographer in Bosnia, studied in California, from Saudi Arabia.