'Call Her Fatimah' Gives A Stunning Glimpse Into The Lives Of Chinese Muslim Women

September 29, 2014 12:58 PM

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'Call Her Fatimah' Gives A Stunning Glimpse Into The Lives Of Chinese Muslim Women

Artist Giulia Marchi describes her project, "Call Her Fatimah -- Musilin," as being at the intersection of gender, religion and ethnicity. And she's right, her niche photography series centers on the female muslim population in China, a group of individuals that challenges most onlookers' perceptions of what it means to be a woman and religious outside of Western culture.

Through her series, Marchi documents the daily lives of young women navigating the ins and outs of a Muslim identity in contemporary China. The project began with the experiences of Ding Lan -- Fatimah is her Muslim name -- a 22-year-old whom the artist met in Cairo, Egypt. "Many young Muslim studen...

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