17.10.2012 in22:53 in Art, Design, Documentary -->


Moroccan born photographer, Lalla Essaydi incorporates layers of Islamic calligraphy applied by hand with henna, in tandem with poses directly inspired by 19th Century Orientalist painting. Lalla Essaydi attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston where she received a MFA. Collections that have her work include: The Williams College Museum of Art; The Chicago Art Institute; The Kodak Museum; The Fries Museum, The Netherlands; The Museum of Fine Arts Houston; The Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California and The Colorado Museum of Art.