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Rawi'ya, meaning 'she who tells a story’ is a photography collective of photographers from Middle East with guest instagrammers from the region.

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Holding the diploma in hand and her tears back, Suzan Hassan Ghazali, 25, stood dressed in her cap and gown looking in the mirror, but did not see the future she had always wanted for herself. 
Because of restrictions imposed on  Palestinian refugees in Lebanon by the Lebanese and syndicate law that limits them from working in a number of professions, she was not able to pursue her dream to become an architect. Suzan eventually studied economics, which she thought would be the closest thing to architecture. “Worst of all, I still cannot find a job because I am Palestinian. I am always asked about my nationality at job interviews. When I tell employers that I am Palestinian, their immediate response is ‘we’ll call you later’, and no one ever calls back…once I graduate and find employment, I will save up to pay for architecture school. I can be an architect in another country. 
People think I am cold-hearted for wanting to leave my parents to live and work abroad. But what they don’t know is that the first thing I want to do when I become an architect is build my mother’s dream house.” Suzan was born in Burj Al-Barajneh camp in Lebanon, but her family is originally from Haifa in present-day Israel. Only 3,500 out of the original population of 70,000 Palestinians remained in Haifa after the 1948 conflict that saw the creation of the State of Israel; the rest fled or were expelled from their homes.

There are currently more than 5.2 million registered Palestinian refugees. The vast majority live in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). Israel has failed to recognize their right under international law to return to homes where they or their families once lived in Israel or the OPT. At the same, they have never received compensation for the loss of their land and property.

Photo from Tanya Habjouqa @habjouqa, in collaboration with Amnesty International, an immersive multimedia story on 71 years of Palestinian displacement, also known as the Nakba. #nakba https://nakba.amnesty.org/
“Romdhane's work in West of Life shows the Tunisia that is rarely seen on the news. His images are of the region's daily life. We meet characters whose name we do not know but Romdhane's work makes us realize these characters' close relationship to their environment.

While the topography of the region is inhospitable and bleak, Romdhane shows it in all of its complexity and fullness; he balances harshness with humor and his affection for his subjects.” Interview published on @npr https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2018/07/24/630970219/beyond-orientalism-photographing-tunisia
@tasneemalsultan While Saudi Arabia counted down the hours until midnight for the ban on women driving to be lifted, Hessah Alajaji ran out of patience.

She put on some lipstick, jumped in the driver’s seat of her parents’ Lexus, and at 9:10 p.m. drove out for dinner. “I’m just so excited.” she said, laughing over the melody of Saudi pop tunes as she cruised the wide highway linking north and south Riyadh, the Saudi capital. Story published with @nytimes link: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/06/23/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-driving-ban.html #riyadh #saudiarabia
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa.
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa. Caption: Peace
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa.
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa. Caption; The Frozen Kabsa #oman #everydaymiddleeast
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa. Caption; Birds of Paradise #oman #everydaymiddleeast
This weeks Rawiya guest is Omani photographer and artist Abdulrahim Alkendi @aboodeen Alkendi draws inspiration from his own hometown of Nizwa. Leaving a Red Box installation close to the beach, without any explanation. After a few days, making sure that many in the neighborhood have visited the Red Box, he disassembles it. #oman
سعدت تسنيم السلطان بالمشاركة في مسابقة لحظات للتصوير في موسمها الثامن هذا العام كعضو في لجنة التحكيم. وتتمنى أن تستفيدوا من نصائح التصوير التي تقدمها. لا تفوتوا فرصة المشاركة، أيام قليلة تفصلنا عن نهاية المسابقة.
This weeks guest Rawiya is Jordanian photographer Fatima Abbadi @abbadi.fatima “Recording these cultures at a time of change such as the one we are experiencing currently, is vital to preserving the diversity of memories and the richness of humanity now at the risk of annihilation.” #jordan #alsalt #photography #everydaymiddleeast #everydayeverywhere
This weeks guest Rawiya is Jordanian photographer Fatima Abbadi @abbadi.fatima “For 10 years now I have been recording and capturing these memories by focusing on my family’s hometown. Al-Salt is located in the heart of the Middle East, in Jordan, and is the perfect example of what is happening. The city, while predominantly Muslim, has an important Christian faith which comprises a significant part of its population. The influence of the Mediterranean in this area has encouraged the development of a rich and varied culture and a unique architecture, that bears a mixture of Arab and European influences.” #jordan #alsalt #photography #everydaymiddleeast #everydayeverywhere