Rania Matar: Family Moments, Pt. 1

Rania Matar is an American photographer of Middle Eastern heritage.  Whether focusing her camera on subjects in Mexico, Haiti, the Middle East or the USA, her photographs are almost always of children.  When she photographs her own children, her work is best compared to that of Sally Mann—her children are often nude, messy, provocative, playful… and glorious.  My first post on Matar will cover her ‘Family Moments’ series from 2002 to 2005, the earliest years of her children.

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Rania Matar – After Surgery, Boston (2002)

Rania Matar - Chalk, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar – Chalk, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar - Feeding the Ducks, Boston (2002)

Rania Matar – Feeding the Ducks, Boston (2002)

Rania Matar - Lara and Maya, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar – Lara and Maya, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar - Maya with a Towel, Montpellier France (2002)

Rania Matar – Maya with a Towel, Montpellier France (2002)

Rania Matar - Sleeping Princess, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar – Sleeping Princess, Brookline (2002)

Rania Matar - Injured Bird, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar – Injured Bird, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar - Spiderman, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar – Spiderman, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar - Tired Maya, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar – Tired Maya, Brookline (2004)

Rania Matar - Defiant on the Trampoline, Brookline (2005)

Rania Matar – Defiant on the Trampoline, Brookline (2005)

Rania Matar - On the Slide, Boston (2005)

Rania Matar – On the Slide, Boston (2005)

Rania Matar - Mascara, Brookline (2005)

Rania Matar – Mascara, Brookline (2005)

Rania Matar (Official Site–you definitely shouldn’t miss this one. There are so many awesome images here!)

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