About the book "Women of Kuwait"
Since moving to New York from Kuwait I have learned that the everyday American has no conception of what daily life is like for women in modern-day Kuwait. Seeking to address this, I began making portraits of women in their bedrooms in 2015 and asking them about their lives. This intimate collection of environmental portraits and text provides a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a young woman in Kuwait
Bringing this book to life will take a lot more than the dream that compels me to create it. Doing it well will require a significant investment that I am not presently capable of funding independently. This is where you come in.
Vogue Italy, May 2018
KHALEEJESQUE Magazine, July-August, 2017.
I-D Magazine Article, August 2017,
Kuwait Time interview, March 2017
Vogue Arabia, March 2017
Project “Women of Kuwait” have been featured in galleries and photography festivals including:
March 7, 2018, Solo Show at the Permanent Mission of the State of Kuwait to the United Nations, Manhattan, USA.
September 6 - October 15, 2017, Solo Exhibition “Women of Kuwait”, at Carrie Able Gallery, Brooklyn, USA.
June 8 - July 21, 2017, “An introduction”, the Foundry withVariant Space, London, UK.
March 8, 2017, “women of Kuwait” was part of a photo series titled 40×40, lead by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Photographs by Maha Alasaker
Forward by Lulu Al-Sabah / Founder JAMM Art.
Essay by Nada Faris / Writer and performance poet knownas “Kuwait’s Finest.”
Cover Calligraphy by Jassim Essa Alnasrallah
Design by Ursula Damm
Hardcover, 9 x 9 inches
32 color photographs featuring 25 Kuwaiti women inside their bedroom in Kuwait.
Release date: Spring 2019
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Risks and challenges
When publishing a photo book there's always a possibility of delay. But Daylight Books is very experienced when working with printers... I don't foresee any challenges with getting this book printed and in your hands by Spring, 2019.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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