‘Ligne Rouge’ by Amira Karaoud

A strong, intelligent and powerfully opinionated mother and two equally strong sisters raised me in a female- dominated household. This occasionally causes me to forget that in other parts of the world, women are treated as lesser beings. Thanks to photographer Amira Karaoud and her new show, “Ligne Rouge,” I won’t be forgetting this again any time soon. In the exhibition, inspired by actual events perpetrated against her, Karaoud uses her photography to document the daily lives of women in Asia and the toil they live under. Although the women don’t always appear to be under duress, they live a life restricted by social, cultural and religious ideology. The women she photographs find the strength to strive through strife.


Asia Institute-Crane House
1244 S. Third St.

About the Author

‘Ligne Rouge’ by Amira Karaoud

Chasson Higdon is a writer, artist and filmmaker. At an early age, when other boys were learning about sports or cars, Chasson had his head buried in art history books or creating paintings and drawings. This trend has continued on into adulthood, where he has earned his BA in Fine Arts from Indiana University, received multiple awards for his creative endeavors and is still currently clueless about sports or cars.



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