Jowhara AlSaud makes hybrid photo/drawings that dance with anonymity and censorship. Jowhara started working with this subject after noticing commercial photos altered in Saudi Arabia, seeing “…skirts lengthened and sleeves crudely added with black markers in magazines or blurred out faces on billboards.” She then applied the censors’ language to her personal photographs. The work is strangely readable for giving so few clues away.
You can see some of Jowhara’s work at the Camera Club of New York right now in the show entitled “Drawing Pictures,” curated by Joelle Jensen. The other artists in the show are Cynthia Greig, Ashley Reid and Athena Waligore.