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Photo by @heidi_levine | tires burn as palestinians protestors used sling shots to hurl stones towards israeli troops along the border of gaza and israel east of gaza city on october 26,2018. four palestinians were killed by israeli military fire during protests at the gaza-israel border, palestinian authorities said. israeli army helicopters and fighter jets meanwhile attacked three hamas positions in the northern gaza strip.

this is mallory benedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, and brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!

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Photo by @alexkpotter | shafai (center) drives a boat near the shore in search of schools of fish to catch on may 9, 2018 in fugum, yemen. shafai doesn’t send his sons to school: he believes an education won’t help them make a living. instead, he teaches them how to fish. “our life and work is on the sea. i can teach my sons the trade, and they can provide for themselves. we’re poor in work, but we’re rich in life.”

this is mallory benedict, managing director of @womenphotograph, photo editor, and curator of the wp instagram feed. this week i'll be sharing a small edit of photos from the 100 that make up our year in pictures. you’ll see work shot on assignment for publications like @nytimes and @natgeo, as well as personal projects that explore mental health and self-representation. the stories span the globe, as do the photographers — from nigeria to the philippines, brazil to yemen, and 47 of the 100 photographers included identify as people of color.

click the link in our bio to see the full 100. here's to more inclusivity in 2019!

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Photo by @natnacphotos | emirati artist and designer zeinab al hashemi, near jumeirah beach, surrounded by derelict concrete structures, dubai, uae.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | ramadan is the ninth month of the islamic calendar. it is a time of fasting for muslims. each day during this month, muslims all over the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, from dawn until the sun sets.
families usually get together everyday for their "iftar". i visited different families and places from syrian refugees in camps, to wealthy families to document how each home, place, and family have their iftars in lebanon.

natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | zahra lari, an emirati figure skater, in her bedroom in abu dhabi, uae.
lari is the first figure skater from the uae to compete internationally. a practicing muslim, she is also the first figure skater to compete in a hijab.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | women shop for shoes in prada, at mall of the emirates mall. dubai, uae.
the modest fashion industry is set to grow $368 billion by 2021 according to global islamic economy report. it is currently the biggest trend in the fashion industry, with somali-american model halima aden gracing the cover of vogue magazine in a headscarf, and walking several international fashion week catwalks.
the term modest fashion refers to the fashion trend of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, loose clothing, and covering of the body according to person's own comfort and religious beliefs.
luxury fashion houses like dolce & gabbana now sell abayas (simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress), and fashion houses like dkny, michael kors, and zara launched ramadan collections. big brands houses can no longer ignore the strong spending power from gulf countries, and now have catered towards modest fashion in the region and the western world.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | (l-r) lama shadid,18 and nour el bery, 18 at dubai fashion forward, which is a four-day celebration of style featuring runway shows, presentations, exhibitions, talks, shopping, at dubai design district, dubai.
the modest fashion industry is set to grow $368 billion by 2021 according to global islamic economy report. it is currently the biggest trend in the fashion industry, with somali-american model halima aden gracing the cover of vogue magazine in a headscarf, and walking several international fashion week catwalks.
the term modest fashion refers to the fashion trend of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, loose clothing, and covering of the body according to person's own comfort and religious beliefs.
luxury fashion houses like dolce & gabbana now sell abayas (simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress), and fashion houses like dkny, michael kors, and zara launched ramadan collections. big brands houses can no longer ignore the strong spending power from gulf countries, and now have catered towards modest fashion in the region and the western world.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | kuwaiti blogger and influencer ascia is dressed for a ramadan fashion campaign with haa designs for thouqi.com, an online platform for middle east designers, kuwait city, kuwait.

the modest fashion industry is set to grow $368 billion by 2021 according to global islamic economy report. it is currently the biggest trend in the fashion industry, with somali-american model halima aden gracing the cover of vogue magazine in a headscarf, and walking several international fashion week catwalks.
the term modest fashion refers to the fashion trend of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, loose clothing, and covering of the body according to person's own comfort and religious beliefs.
luxury fashion houses like dolce & gabbana now sell abayas (simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress), and fashion houses like dkny, michael kors, and zara launched ramadan collections. big brands houses can no longer ignore the strong spending power from gulf countries, and now have catered towards modest fashion in the region and the western world.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | attendees of london modest fashion week pose for cameras before a fashion show, in london, uk.

the modest fashion industry is set to grow $368 billion by 2021 according to global islamic economy report. it is currently the biggest trend in the fashion industry, with somali-american model halima aden gracing the cover of vogue magazine in a headscarf, and walking several international fashion week catwalks.
the term modest fashion refers to the fashion trend of wearing less skin-revealing clothes, loose clothing, and covering of the body according to person's own comfort and religious beliefs.
luxury fashion houses like dolce & gabbana now sell abayas (simple, loose over-garment, essentially a robe-like dress), and fashion houses like dkny, michael kors, and zara launched ramadan collections. big brands houses can no longer ignore the strong spending power from gulf countries, and now have catered towards modest fashion in the region and the western world.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | souad, an artist and a mother of three from damascus, syria sits in her artist studio in beirut, lebanon. “these 50 canvases in my studio remind me of homs of linseed oil, oil colours and exhibitions. of lives ruined. i’m going to keep painting, but this time the backgrounds won’t be white anymore. it’s black.” “our limbo”, focuses on the psychological effects of losing your homeland, and the difficulty of adapting to a new country.
they recognise their own privileges and realise they have better opportunities than other syrians, therefore cannot complain, creating a psychological burden of not being to express themselves.
using personal archives, a collaborative journal, interviews, videos, diary entries and photography, i told their stories.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos | “our limbo”, focuses on the psychological effects of losing your homeland, and the difficulty of adapting to a new country. "i don't deserve to cry when i have a roof over my head. there are people worse off than me, but i can't help it. i've lived there for 25 years", souad, diana's mother, from damascus. 
they recognise their own privileges and realise they have better opportunities than other syrians, therefore cannot complain, creating a psychological burden of not being to express themselves.
using personal archives, a collaborative journal, interviews, videos, diary entries and photography, i told their stories.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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Photo by @natnacphotos |
a pink coloured pigeon flies over buildings in doha, qatar. “our limbo”, focuses on the psychological effects of losing your homeland, and the difficulty of adapting to a new country. "i don't deserve to cry when i have a roof over my head. there are people worse off than me, but i can't help it. i've lived there for 25 years", souad, diana's mother, from damascus. 
they recognise their own privileges and realise they have better opportunities than other syrians, therefore cannot complain, creating a psychological burden of not being to express themselves.
using personal archives, a collaborative journal, interviews, videos, diary entries and photography, i told their stories.
natalie naccache is a british-lebanese documentary photographer based between dubai and beirut. her work challenges preconceived ideas of the middle east in modern day society.

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