Saturday, 6 September 2008

Bedouin Woman


I love this late 19th/early 20th century photograph. I love the woman's fearless gaze. It's the gaze that always matters, isn't it?

2 comments:

RQTKT said...

Yes, the gaze is important, but there's also that enigmatic, asymmetric smile! The combination is powerful (just a Western man's point of view--what do I know about Bedouins? Therefore, the mystery of that culture adds to the intrigue and allure).

Peti said...

As long as any Bedou woman stays on the road they have this 'devil may care', 'seen it all, 'done it all' expression. The moment they enter town and don a Chador they become one of the crowd keeping the head down and not looking anyone in the eye.