Born and raised in Lebanon, Rania Matar moved to the United States in 1984. Her work focuses on creating awareness and a dialogue between the two cultures, with an emphasis on identity and universality. Matar’s work has been widely published and exhibited at galleries and museums worldwide, and her images are in the permanent collections of several museums, institutions, and private collections. She has published three books: L’enfant-femme (2016), A Girl and Her Room (2012), and Ordinary Lives (2009).

Matar received several grants and awards including a 2017 Mellon residency at the Gund Gallery at Kenyon College, a 2011 Legacy Award at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Massachusetts Cultural Council artist fellowships in 2007 and 2011, and first-place prizes at the New England Photographers Biennial and Women in Photography International. In 2008 she was a finalist for the...

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