Rania Matar’s Captivating Photographs of Young Women Around the World Capture the Transitory Beauty of Adolescence

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Rania Matars Captivating Photographs of Young Women Around the World Capture the Transitory Beauty of Adolescence

Matar's series "She" is currently on view at Richard Levy Gallery online. A few years ago, photographer Rania Matar spending time in Ohio, in the dead of winter. The Lebanese-born artist had been awarded a residency at Kenyon College for the 2017–18 academic year. Born in Beirut to Palestinian parents, she’d moved to the US in 1984 and made her home in Massachusetts. But she’d never been to the Midwest before, never seen the landscape and the particularities of the winter there. She found herself inspired by this new landscape she was discovering—and the young women she saw moving through