Striking GIFs And Illustrations Depict The Women Of The War On Terror

October 8, 2014 2:39 PM

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Striking GIFs And Illustrations Depict The Women Of The War On Terror

We typically associate GIFs with either lowbrow internet memes or psychedelic net art -- both of which, though wonderful, don't usually carry much of a political message. London-based artist Sofia Niazi's GIFs, however, use the repetition inherent to the medium to create haunting meditations on loneliness and routine.

Her series "Women of the WOT" depicts, in clean lines and bright colors, the daily habits of women whose lives have been irreparably damaged by the effects of the "War on Terror." These are the women the war left behind, whether their husbands were arrested, deported or worse. Each GIF captures a si...

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