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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: “She Who Tells a Story” Exhibit at Stanford

12 Leading Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World Explore Identity and War in Daily Life

“She Who Tells a Story” is a fascinating exhibit of 79 photographs and two videos currently at Stanford’s Cantor Arts Center. It represents the diverse perspectives of the 12 artists and their view of contemporary life in the Middle East.

Stanford She Who Tells a Story exhibit/photo: Dashiti Untitled #5

The works were created mainly during the last decade and portray a region that has undergone immense challenges and enduring conflicts.

This print above by Gohar Dashti is a staged photograph of a man and woman sitting as newlyweds in the shell of an abandoned car.

Print: Gohar Dashti (Iran, b. 1980),Untitled #5 from the series Today’s Life and War, 2008. Pigment print courtesy of the artist, Azita Bina, & Robert Klein Gallery, Boston. © Gohar Dashti

The exhibit will remain at the Center until May 4, 2015.

She++’s Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni Inspire Girls To Go Geek

Ellora Israni and Ayna Agarwal, founders of she++

Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni, founders of she++

By Patricia Caso/August 21, 2013
Photos Courtesy she++

TWITTER: sheplusplus

Self-professed “good girls gone geek” Ayna Agarwal and Ellora Israni are on a mission to inspire young women to join the ranks of technology engineers. In January 2012, then both 19, they founded she++ to do just that!

“By 2020, the United States will only be producing about a third of the computer scientists it needs. Women are our greatest untapped bench of potential.”  Ellora Israni

What started out as a Women In Technology Conference at Stanford University has produced a community of proactive women engaged in e-mentoring, discussions, social media initiatives and even a documentary released worldwide.

I was so intrigued after seeing an interview Ayna gave Bloomberg News that I had to find out more from her and Ellora on their goals, motivation and successes. Through e-mail I was able to catch up with these intensely busy femgineers as they begin their senior year at Stanford…  [Read more…]