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Brigitte Lacombe Offers Brash Portraits of Arab Sportswomen

Still from 'Hey'Ya: Arab Women in Sport,' 2012. (Courtesy Qatar Museums Authority)

Last year, during the pre-Olympic Arab Games in Doha, Qatar, photographer Brigitte Lacombe and her documentary filmmaker sister Marian Lacombe, hung out with some female athletes for the purpose of creating a new series of portraits. The resultant series, a striking look at female basketball players, swimmers and fencers, which was commissioned by the Qatar Museums Authority, will be unveiled in a show at Sotheby’s London entitled “Hey’Ya: Arab Women in Sport.” Today, Nowness posted a great selection of images that offer a glimpse of the upcoming show, which runs from July 25 through Aug. 11. Read More