A Lyrical Response to She Who Tells a Story – #CCF Guest Review

ewsha Tavakolian, Don’t Forget This Is Not You (for Sahar Lotfi), Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 2010.

Newsha Tavakolian, Don’t Forget This Is Not You (for Sahar Lotfi), Chromogenic print mounted on aluminum, 2010.

Like mornings when dew drops hang on the tips of tree leaves, the stories of women hang in the air. They are the precipitation of the spirit; the evidence of its metamorphosis through the pressures of love and hate, peace and war and joy and sorrow. They are the condensation of spirit smashing against spirit under the power of patriarchy.  

The above excerpt is from Ria Scott’s lyrical guest review of Kristen Gresh’s She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World, this week’s addition to the Fresh Milk Books Tumblr – the online space inviting interaction with our collection in the Colleen Lewis Reading Room.

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About Ria:

Ria Scott is a former student of the University of the West Indies and the University of Leeds. An avid reader, her writing experience has spanned creative, journalistic and academic spheres. She is passionate about travelling the world and experiencing different cultures. To find out more about Ria, check out her blog riathereal.tumblr.com