Rania Matar Publications

Publications

A Girl and her Room by Rania Matar

A Girl and Her Room

Publisher UMBRAGE EDITIONS
Introduction by Susan Minot, essay by Anne Tucker
released May 2012

Ordinary Lives by Rania Matar

Ordinary Lives

Publisher Quantuck Lane Press, distribution by W.W. Norton
Text by Pulitzer Prize Winner Anthony Shadid
released September 2009

She Who Tells a Story

She Who Tells a Story

Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
Kristen Gresh with a foreword by Michket Krifa

Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East
Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Lien Magazine
March/April 2014


Press for She Who Tells a Story

Women photographers shatter Middle Eastern stereotypes
By Omar Sacirbey
Religion, Washington Post
January 7, 2014

Striking museum exhibits reveal everyday life and sacred images
By Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News
March 12, 2014

Behind the veil of stoicism
By Rachel Loi
The Business Times Singapore
March 7, 2014

The mysterious beauty of the female in transition
By Nikkitha Bakshani
Captured Photo Blog, The WEEK
February 26, 2014

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
curated by Ms. Kristen Gresh
Henry and Lois Foster Gallery
Museum of Fine Art, Boston

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
MFA Exhibition Preview Catalog
Featuring Rania Matar's A Girl and Her Room
November/December 2013

Press for She Who Tells a Story

Islamic World Through Women's Eyes
by Vicki Goldberg
Art & Design, New York Times
December 26, 2013
(view the slideshow)

Listen to Her Story
by Ellie Violet Bramley
NOW Magazine
November 16, 2013

She Who Tells a Story: A Window Into the World of Female Photographers in the Middle East
by Lori Zimmer
HuffPost Arts & Culture, MutualArt
November 12, 2013

Femmes Photographes au Moyen-Orient
by Jessica Lamacque
Fisheye Magazine
November 2013

She Who Tells a Story
by Katie Cella
Jadaliyya
October 14, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story': Photos Show The Middle East Through Women's Eyes
interview with Asma Khaled (scroll to bottom of article)
WBUR - The Artery
aired on Morning Edition October 10, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story,' Photographs By Middle Eastern Women
WGBH interview with Jared Bowen
October 8, 2013

Photography challenges cultural notions
by Kiran Gill
The Justice, Brandeis Newspaper Publication
September 23, 2013

She Who Tells a Story: Female lens on Iran and the Arab world
BBC News (UK), Picture This
September 19, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story' at the MFA
By Chris Bergeron
Metro West Daily News
September 1, 2013

MFA exhibit features women photographers from the Arab world
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Boston Globe, The Names Blog
September 1, 2013

The Middle East through women's cameras
By Mark Feeney
The Boston Globe
August 31, 2013

Exhibit: Capturing their own lives
By Alicia Blaisdell-Bannon
Cape Cod News
August 30, 2013

Photographer Documents Middle Eastern Teenager
Host Marco Werman
PRI's The World, Radio Interview
August 27, 2013

Arab culture amid conflict
By Lauren Hansen
The Week
August 27, 2013

A Show of Strength by Middle Eastern Women Photographers
By Kerri MacDonald
The New York Times Lens Blog
August 26, 2013

On the Wall: "She Who Tells a Story"
By Dan Abbe
American Photo
August 26, 2013

Boston show aims to portray power of Arab women photographers
By Julia Michalska
The Art Newspaper
August 1, 2013

Women to Watch in 2014
Femina Magazine, Sweden
January 2014 Issue

A year of change and range in local galleries
By Cate McQuaid
Arts, Boston Globe
December 25, 2013

Rania Matar - A Girl and Her Room
Jennifer Woods, Editor
Eric Breitenbach, Producer/Director
December 21, 2013

The Back Page
By Glenn Ruga
Photograph Magazine
November/December Issue

Universal Stories: The Photography of Rania Matar
By Jennifer Bruni
Jennifer Bruni Blog
October 21, 2013

A Girl and Her Room
By Jennifer Teitle
Out-of-School at Home, Bank Street Occasional Papers 30
October 2013

The Honesty of Teens and Their Bedrooms
By Alicia Eler
Hyperallergic
October 14, 2013

Photographer Rania Matar Captures People's Similarities Despite Cultural Differences
By Dena Elian
Arab American Institute Blog
October 11, 2013

Collectors' nostalgia, with narrative armor
By Cate McQuaid
Boston Globe
October 9, 2013

L'Enfant-Femme
By Elin Spring
What Will You Remember?, Elin Spring Photography Blog
September 10, 2013

L'adolescenza in una stanza
with text by Andrea Visconti,
La Repubblica, Italy
February 14, 2013

Le Portfolio: Forts Intérieurs
By Emilie Grangeray
M Le magazine du Monde
January 19, 2013

Lányok & Lányszobák
Digitális Fotó Magazin, Hungary
January 2013

Singapore acts as arts link from Asia to Gulf
by Umej Bhatia
In Focus, The National, UAE
March 22, 2013

Room to Grow
with text by Sophie Quick
The Big Issue, Australia
February 2013

Ordinary Lives
Interview by Joobin Bekhrad
REORIENT Middle Eastern Arts & Culture Magazine
January 14, 2013

Junge Frauen in ihren privaten Gemächern
Interview and text by Mathias Morscher
Kultur section, Kurier, Austria
January 15, 2013

Anthologie Poemes et Photographies du Monde Entier
Editions Turquoise,
Voix de Femmes, 2012

Make Room for Girls
by Akshita Nanda
Life! Arts, Straits Times
December 11, 2012

Rania Matar
Review of Blue Sky Exhibit
Visual Art Source, Editorial Features
by Richard Speer, November 2012

Photographing the transition from girl to woman
Exhibition Review, by Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 21, 2012

Rania Matar A Girl and Her Room
Landscape Stories: Adolescence
September 2012

Keep Out
Marie Claire Greece
August 2012

Insight: Rania Matar
On View Magazine
August 2012

Girl Uninterruped
PDN pick of the month, PDN
July 2012

A girl and her room
The Daily Mail, UK
by Olivia Flemming, June 4, 2012

A Girl and Her Room : Photographs from a new book by Rania Matar (slideshow)
Slate Book Review, Slate Magazine
by Susan Minot, June 1, 2012

From Boston To Beirut: A Girl And Her Room
The Picture Show, NPR
by Claire O'Neill, May 23, 2012

'A Girl and Her Room' Exhibit: Photos by Rania Matar (gallery)
The Daily Beast, Newsweek
by Lizzie Crocker, May 20, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
La Lettre de la Photographie
Book Review by Jonas Cuénin
May 7, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Rangefinder Magazine
by David Carol
May 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Working Class Magazine
Review by Ryan Michael Commins
THE GIRL ISSUE, May 2012

Rania Matar ne fait pas antichambre
L'Orient-le Jour
by Colette Khalaf
April 19, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Annahar Newspaper
by Laure Gorayeb
April 17, 2012

Ausstellung in Dubai: Frauen an der Schwelle
FAZ, The Empty Quarter Exhibition Review
April 12, 2012

Una adolescente y su cuarto
Fotomundo Magazine
Argentina, Mars/April 2012 Issue

Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East
Sana Gallery Exhibition Review,
Harper's Bazaar, Winter 2012/2013

Adolescence
Book and Exhibition Catalog,
edited and curated by Gianpaolo Arena
Landscape Stories, November 2012

People are People. Everywhere.
doc! photo magazine
Issue #5, pp.34-69
November 2012

Girl's life
by Greg Cook
Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2012

Rania Matar, Girls In Between
Le Journal de la Photographie, September 21, 2012

You are my Mirror
Exhibition Catalog
published by Ariadne Photo Gallery

Photos capture girls caught 'between two worlds'
by Rick de Yampert
Daytona Beach News Journal
September 14, 2012

Rania Matar, A Girl and Her Room
Gente di Fotografia
Italy, August 2012

MBL KNST, TLL
GEO Magazine KOSMOS
August 2012

Mijn kamer, mijn koninkrijk
De Morgan, by Charlotte Van Hacht
Belgium, June 12, 2012

Intime Einblicke: ''A girl and her room''
Die Presse Schaufenster, Austria, June 2012

A Girl and Her Room
LIV, supplement of "i" newspaper
Portugal, June 18, 2012

Rania Matar - L'Enfant-Femme
Work in Progress, OjodePez #29
La Chica Issue, La Fabrica
curator Arianna Rinaldo
Spain, June 2012

Was kommt nach der Schule?
GEO Wissen #49, Germany
May 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Photo-Eye Blog
Review by Karen Jenkins
May 10, 2012

Up Close & Personal: A Girl and Her Room
Allure Magazine
by Alexandra Owens, May 2, 2012

Her space, if not quite her castle
The Daily Star
by India Stoughton
Beirut, April 28, 2012

Success Stories: Rania Matar
Lenscratch
Interview by Aline Smithson
April 23, 2012

Interviews: Rania Matar on A Girl and Her Room
Photo-Eye Blog
Interview by Sarah Bradley
April 25, 2012

Une adolescence féminine
HEBDO Magazine, Beirut
by Delphine Darmency
April 20, 2012

The Samawi Collection II
press release
(view the catalog)
Ayyam Art Center, Dubai

Rania Matar
European Photography 90
PRIVACY Issue, December 27, 2011

A Girl and her Room by Rania Matar
Fraction Magazine
September 2011

Girls in Color
Rangefinder Magazine
by Paul Slaughter, August 2011

Pootevrené dvere do dívcích svetů
Lidove Noviny
The Czech Republic, July 2011

On show: the ties that bind teenagers
The Mosaic Rooms Exhibition Review
Guardian Newspaper, UK
July 1, 2011

Rania Matar - Ordinary Lives
Book review by Doug Stockdale
The Photo Book, June 28, 2011

Family Moments
Esquire Russia, March 22, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Rania Matar
2010 Portfolio Contest Selection, with text by Shawn O'Sullivan, COLOR Magazine, January 2011

2010 Competition Winners
The Photo Review, Juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt

A Girl and Her Room
GEO Ado Magazine
France, October 2011

Photographing Childhood: The Image and the Memory, edited by LaNola Stone, September 2011
Featuring work by Rania Matar, among others.

Ordinary Lives
Leica International
June 2011

Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room
The Mosaic Room Exhibition Catalog
July 2011

Nella stanza delle ragazze
La Repubblica Italy
pp. 74-80, June 11, 2011

Contemporary US Photographers
Artvas/The Photo, Korean Art/Photo Magazine
June 2011 Issue

Totally Real Live Girls on Richmond
by Dean Liscum, De Santos Exhibition Review, The Great God Pan Is Dead, April 13, 2011

Rania Matar: Giving a Voice to the Oppressed, Part I
The Leica Camera Blog Interview, January 20, 2011

Rania Matar: Personal and Poetic,
Part 2

The Leica Camera Blog Interview, January 31, 2011

Lives on Both Sides of the Divide
I Photo Central, E-Photo Newsletter, Issue 177, Book Review by Matt Damsker, December 11, 2010

Lost People
Boston Globe Exhibit Review by Cate McQuaid, September 29, 2010

Moving Pictures
An intimate look at Lebanon through the lens of Rania Matar
The Review, The National, UAE

connection American
Susan Burnstine reports on an American-based photographer working in the Middle East
B&W Magazine UK

2009 Competition Winners
The Photo Review, Juried by Lesley Martin

Ordinary Lives
Apogee Photo Magazine, Book Review by Elizabeth Powis

Ordinary Lives
The Photo Review Magazine, Book Review by Susan Burnstine, Volume 29, Number 1

Being on the Edge Between Two Worlds
Bite Magazine (formerly The Black Snapper), Online Exhibition Curated by Elie Domit, The Empty Quarter Gallery, Dubai

I Was Humbled By People's Resilience And Hospitality
Bite Magazine (formerly The Black Snapper), Online Exhibition Selected by Margo de Beijer

Ordinary Lives
Leica Magazine Book Review, January 2010

Ordinary Lives
Photo-Eye Magazine Book Review, by Susan Burnstine

A Girl and her Room (in English)
Rearview Mirror Magazine, Issue #4, Italy, October 2010
text is fictional and does not refer to any of the girls in the photos

Ordinary Lives
Society for Photographic Education, Exposure, vol. 43:2, Book Review by James Rajotte, Fall 2010

Résurgences
Revue Triages, Numero 22, with poems by Catherine Ribes de Palma
Revue litteraire et artistique, Tarabuste Editions, Paris France

Rania Matar
Greater Middle East Photo, June 8, 2010

Rania Matar
Featured photograph "Brittany 19"
VERVE Photo, April 12, 2010

A Girl and her Room
Urban Magazine Italy, with text by Federico Della Bella, February 2010

Rania Matar
Featured Artist, Levantine Cultural Center, March 2010

Artist of this Issue: Rania Matar
Annahar Newspaper Art and Culture Section, Beirut, February 28, 2010

Just life, frame by poetic frame
Boston Globe Art Review by Mark Feeney, December 26, 2009

Ordinary Lives: The Agony and Passion of Lebanon
Middle East Open Forum by Basil Hakki, December 27, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness
a Photo Album, Catalog Noorderlicht Photofestival 2009

The American Dream

The American Dream
100 Eyes Magazine, December 2009

A Close-up View of Everyday People
Boston Globe Photography Review by Mark Feeney, December 8, 2009

Rania Matar: The Forgotten People
Of Note Magazine, by Grace Aneiza Ali, December 2009

Everything is Normal
Al Ittihad Abu Dhabi, by Ghalia Kabbani, December 2009

Ordinary Lives
The Bloomsbury Review Volume 29, Issue 5, Book Review by R.K. Dickson, November/December 2009

'Three Concerned Women' Shines a Light on Cultures Around the World
MetroWest Daily News, by Chris Bergeron, November 12, 2009

Normal Lives, Extraordinary Circumstances
The Daily Star, by Emily Holman, November 9, 2009

Duality Inspires Lebanon Images
Boston Globe Photography Review by Mark Feeney, November 7, 2009

Ordinary Lives
Moors Magazine Book Review, November 2009

Ordinary Lives at Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Al Mustaqbal Art Review, October 20, 2009

Quand la camera se dote d'une incomparable sensibilite
L'Orient le Jour Art Review, by Edgar Davidian, October 12, 2009

Ordinary Lives at Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Annahar Newspaper, October 14, 2009

PRC Juried Publication
Photographic Resource Center Magazine, Juried by Dana Faconti, Blind Spot Editor and Publisher, September 2009

Exhibition: Man, Life Circulations
St Petersburg Times, Top Stories, September 18, 2009

Rania Matar: Un Art Photographique Conferant son Charactere Particulier
Revue du Liban, by Nicole Malhame September 2009

Gaining Focus
Boston Magazine, by Eva Medoff, September 2009

The Forgotten People
Nueva Luz Photographic Journal #13, En Foco, Spring 2009

The Veil
Post Road Magazine, Issue #17, Spring 2009

ICA FOSTER PRIZE PRESS:

2008 ICA FOSTER PRIZE FINALISTS: A Conversation with Rania Matar
Big Red and Shiny, By Matthew Gamber, December 14, 2008

At the ICA, striking photo of Three Nuns
Boston Globe, By Michael Paulson, Articles of Faith, November 24, 2008

Eyes on the Prize
Boston Globe, By Sebastian Smee, November 22, 2008

Four Eyes: ICA's Foster Prize Showcases Boston Artists' Varied Visions
Boston Herald, By Keith Powers, November 20, 2008

Foster prize competitors bring works to the ICA
Suffolk Journal, By Erica Lawton, November 19, 2008

Game Show - Who will win the ICA's Foster Prize?
The Phoenix, By Greg Cook, November 18, 2008

The Aftermath
Wellesley Women's Review of Books, by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, May-June 2008 Issue

Rania Matar: Lebanon at the Crossroads
Artscope Magazine, By Catherine Laferriere, January-February 2008 Issue

Photographing the Human Spirit
South End News, By Scott Kearnan, January 17, 2008

Veiled References
Brookline Magazine, By Kristen Paulson, January 2008 Issue

Finding Humanity Among Ruin
Boston Globe, By Denise Taylor, September 13, 2007

Silver Eye takes us through The Looking Glass
Pittsburgh City Paper, By Savannah Guz, August 23, 2007

Under Cover
Boston Globe, April 2007

History Recalls and Nothing Has Changed
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March 2007

Moving Walls: "Pour voir au-delà de..."
L'Orient-Le-Jour, l'article de Colette Khalaf, February 2007

Des photos pour franchir les murs
L'Agenda Culturel, February 2007

Act of Faith
On Faith and Conflict, Ecstasy and Excess, Catalog Noorderlicht Photofestival 2007

Interior Worlds, Exterior Visions
Art New England, By Shawn Hill, October-November 2007

Turning Silver
25th Anniversary, Juror Choice 100, Women in Photography International, November 2007 Issue

The World's Greatest Black & White Photography
Black & White Spider Awards Book, #1

Spotlight Award
B&W Magazine, October 2007

Local photographer works to document forgotten lives
Allston-Brighton TAB, By Anna Katherine Clemmons, September 23, 2005

Photographer gets in the face of refugee problem
Daily Star, By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, August 13, 2005

Excellence Award: Rania Matar
Black & White Magazine, Annual 2006

The Veil: Modesty, Fashion, Religious Devotion or Political Statement?
SHOTS Magazine, Issue 92, The Documentary & Photojournalism Issue, Summer 2006

Rania Matar: A Forgotten Population
Art New England, By Jenni T. Williamson, February/March 2006