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Sliding Saudi: A Saudi Surf Story – Photobook Photography Article

Pioneering a punchy left hander now called Raf’s point, KSA.  The three months from January to March have swiftly fallen into memory. My apartment is eerily quiet. Life is a countdown once again. Purposeless except for saving money and dreaming of a distant exit. What a total contrast to the excitement of the winter months, during which my son conquered the fun beaches and points of NE Saudi Arabia. We named one spot after him, “Raf’s Point”, where a small…

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The Allure of the Hijab – Photobook Photography Article

An alluring Arab look for a Filipina in Saudi Arabia.  The Qur’an advises believing women to “lower their gaze and guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments, except what [ordinarily] appear thereof”. It goes on to tell them to “draw their cloaks close around them, so that they will be recognized [as pious Muslim women] and not annoyed”. The bible gives similar advice: “every woman praying or prophesying with her head uncovered disgraces her head”‘.…

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