Reflection: The beauty

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Style is a little excursion into self-expression through clothes and I always believe in fashion or art in general that  one must be able to think of art outside the " beauty" context.
As a subjective feeling, i find All human life is filled with works of art of every kind, So that by art, in the limited sense of the word, do not mean all human activity transmitting feelings, but only that part which we for some reason select from it and to which we attach special importance.
by this post I would like to introduce “Ichraq” a young Moroccan woman who likes to express her mind using images, I came a cross of her story re-wearing her grandmother’s caftan when I lauched my "Instastory" creativity challenge to discover more Moroccan talents,and find it interesting that she thinks -what it looks beautiful for her- have also that ugly side's reflection, for her it is a way of connecting by reproducing the crafted image in her mind of her beautiful grandmother's spirit and in the same fashion tackling social issues in Morocco.
She says :
“I’ve never met my grandmother but I saw a picture of her once sitting in her old house, in a beautiful caftan, looking puzzled at the camera. She died quite young and her story wasn’t a happy one... Our traditions and culture often deprived women from defining themselves and in a male dominated society, the female’s most praised traits were and still are « patience », « endurance », « making sacrifices » and while those are noble traits, i feel that many women, much like my grandmother, didn’t really have a choice but to be patient, endure and make sacrifices because there was no way out. I am happy to see that today, things have evolved quite a lot but I also feel that we still have a long way to go... “

Ichraq  has always been fascinated by conceptual photography but it wasn’t until August 2017 that she decided to take her camera (and herself) out for a little spin and a self discovery journey. She is currently undertaking the 52 self portraits challenge mixed with the Rosie Hardy challenge.  
discover more instgram@ichraqbs

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