Silent Screams

Student/s: Dalia Hussein
Promotion: 2019
Study: Masters Communication Area

The majority of Egyptian women live on the fringe of the society; they are almost invisible in the male dominated radar. Many of them still find themselves in a position where they are required to obey their fathers, brothers, husbands, and even sons once they mature into manhood. Due to various cultural misinterpretations, women get bullied, belittled and considered a burden.

“Silent Screams” is a series of staged self-portraits exploring notions of female cultural and gender identity. Combining photography in a performative approach, both satirical and sympathetic, along with the use of props, costumes and makeup. The work aims to put these females in focus and give them a voice, in an attempt to scream out loud and make visible what many of them still endure.