East Jerusalem-based Tanya Habjouqa’s photographs of daily life in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem are striking in a way they shouldn’t be. People doing normal things that many of us do on a daily basis should not be such arresting images, and yet they are, remarkably so
“She Who Tells a Story” opens at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this week. Four of the artists included are Iranian; three — Ms. Tavakolian, Gohar Dashti and Shadi Ghadirian — live and work in Iran today. The exhibit also highlights work by Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar and Shirin Neshat, the fourth Iranian artist, who lives in New York.