Yumna Al Arashi

Yumna Al-Arashi is a documentary photographer focused on women and social issues. Her latest work involves searching for and photographing the last of a generation of women with facial tattooing in Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria. These portraits tell stories of identity in relation to beauty, the Earth, and self-expression. The disappearance of the tradition directly reflects the impacts of religion, war, and socio-economic change in women’s lives within the Middle East and North Africa.

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