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A Saudi Photographer Took Pictures Of Women In Abayas To Capture Their Individuality

Nouf Alhimiary's photos depict women in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, from different walks of life, all dressed in the traditional abaya.

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"The women in the photos were generous enough to participate. But it was complicated to find those who are willing to participate as our society is one that values its privacy," she continued.

For Alhimiary, the photo project was an exploration of individuality among Saudi Arabian women.

On her website, she explains, “Something that many noted in the opening was how all these women from afar looked like the same person, which could make you also wonder why we’re prohibited from showcasing our sense of individuality.”