August 01, 2012

Jeddah Diary - Olivia Arthur on Saudi Women

Magnum Photos Olivia Arthur's latest book, Jeddah Diary, gives viewers an insight into the private lives of Saudi Arabia's women. Behind the abaya and the headscarves are women who love fashion and hanging with their girlfriends. Arthur has taken the time to get to know these women over several visits, gain their trust and then capture their lives to give outsiders a more rounded view of a culture few of us know very much about. You can see more photos from Jeddah Diary at Daily Beast

Copyright Olivia Arthur 2012

1 comment:

  1. I so loved looking at these photos. I have always wondered what life was like behind closed doors. It's such a rich culture with ironically such impactful women that I always wondered at the laughter and the family life behind the veils and doors. Thanks for sharing.