Iranian artist Asad Faulwell’s Battle of Algiers inspired artwork featuring photographs of FLN female combatants with elaborate surrounding artwork. The panel featured above is for Djamila Bouhired. Faulwell utilizes an aesthetic that gives each piece an air of religious iconography to play up otherwise lesser known subjects like the female FLN fighters of the Algerian War of Independence. 
The following article/interview on Faulwell’s series by Yasmine Mohseni offers an interesting point:

It is this dichotomy of viewing the Arab woman as a victim that makes the subject matter so compelling. These women planted bombs and fired guns, yet, even today people see them as victims. 

If you follow the picture link you can get more information on Djamila Bouhired and other FLN fighters if you are less familiar with their role in the Algerian War of Independence. 

Iranian artist Asad Faulwell’s Battle of Algiers inspired artwork featuring photographs of FLN female combatants with elaborate surrounding artwork. The panel featured above is for Djamila Bouhired. Faulwell utilizes an aesthetic that gives each piece an air of religious iconography to play up otherwise lesser known subjects like the female FLN fighters of the Algerian War of Independence. 

The following article/interview on Faulwell’s series by Yasmine Mohseni offers an interesting point:

It is this dichotomy of viewing the Arab woman as a victim that makes the subject matter so compelling. These women planted bombs and fired guns, yet, even today people see them as victims.

If you follow the picture link you can get more information on Djamila Bouhired and other FLN fighters if you are less familiar with their role in the Algerian War of Independence. 

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