If we are to change our world view, images have to change. The artist now has a very important job to do. He’s not a little peripheral figure entertaining rich people, he’s really needed.
This is an incredibly beautiful image. It documents a rare event, a snowfall in the Holy Land. Such moments of Beauty are often rare. They arrest our perception, and cause us to look more deeply at the world. Take a moment and STOP and enjoy this. The ugliness can wait.
I found this short piece about women artists in the UAE and the lives of young women. It is a great example of how art can be used to communicate both the tortured present and a future with greater liberty. A future I for one wish to see in the Middle East. The performing and visual arts can be very powerful means of communication. It is something I wish we would do more of in the Conservative/ Liberty community.
Gulfography was inspired by an exhibit called Privately by Shammi Samano in Dubai, which showcased the photographs of female Emirati college students. The exhibit was praised for being a “remarkably honest and spellbinding” look at lives of young women in the UAE. Wanting to continue to share the journey of Privately, we decided to get virtual and create an on-going global exhibit that can cross geographical and even ideological boundaries.