The Hijab in Art: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity by Savana Ogburn
If you are a fan of art and Islam, you'll want to check out this new book, The Hijab in Art: A Celebration of Cultural Diversity, a collection of essays by scholars about the impact of the hijab in the art world. Among the topics explored in the essays are the role of Iranian women in activism and the work of Savana Ogburn, a queer artist who explores the intersections of femininity, camp, and queerness.
Iranian women activists
Iranian women activists have become increasingly vocal about the status of women in their country. They have taken to social media to express their feelings and share their own ideas about how to improve the treatment of women in Iran.
In recent years, women have launched campaigns against discriminatory laws that restrict their right to choose how they want to live their lives. Their demonstrations have spread across the world, from Paris and London to Washington and New York. These protests are a sign that the time has come to stop state-sanctioned violence and gender-based injustice.
As a result, women have become more creative and used writing to express their views. Although some women in the country have chosen to wear the hijab, many have flouted the rule and gone to the extreme to take their freedom back.
The Iranian government is defending its hijab law, which requires women over nine to wear a veil in public. However, the government has taken a hard line stance and is using a variety of unlawful means to enforce the rule.
Since its inception in 1981, the hijab policy has been controversial. Women have been chased and harassed for not wearing the veil and have been arrested. A number of women have been convicted of prostitution and other offenses for refusing to wear the hijab.
An Iranian woman known as Abadan Girl was a victim of a brutal attack by a uniformed guard. Her death was a tragic incident that inspired a global movement against state-sanctioned violence. She had been enduring non-consensual relations with a male superior and had planned to reconcile with him.
After the news of the death of Abadan Girl spread, other female activists took to the streets to defend her and other female victims of state-sanctioned violence. One brave young woman in particular tied a scarf to a stick and waved it in front of cars.
As a result of her courage, other women started staging similar acts of civil disobedience. Some have even considered writing an act of rebellion.
Savana Ogburn's work explores femininity, camp, and queerness
Savana Ogburn is an artist and collage artist who uses pop culture, bright colours, and textures to explore gender, queerness, and femininity in art. She studied photography at Savannah College of Art and Design, and has worked with Gucci Beauty, Capitol Records, Logo TV, and 300 Entertainment.
Savana Ogburn's work has been featured in WUSSY volume 4-8. Her identity crisis series has helped establish a style of off-wall styling.
Savana Ogburn's newest project, Eve, is an all-trans reimagining of Adam and Eve. It stars Iv Fischer, Marie Snider, and Mystery Meat.
For this project, Savana uses her streamlined art style, bright colours, and collage to create a surreal cinematic piece. The film features Shondolyn Gibson, a nerdy black woman, and Bi-Femme.
Savana is also a photographer, animator, and set designer. She enjoys putting together a variety of collage elements to create dream-like queer fantasies. In addition to her creative endeavors, she is an avid DIYer. As a result, her body of work is expansive.
Other projects include the Hollyweird series, which is a collage/photographic exploration of sexuality. Savana is also a contributor to Wussy Mag.
Savana has a passion for drag. She discovered the Atlanta drag scene during her freshman year of college. A friendship with a drag artist, Molly Rimswell, introduced her to the community.
Savana has created a number of paper cut-out stop-motion shorts. She has collaborated with Valeria Rocha, Wussy Mag, and the Rookie Magazine.
She is a member of the Lions Main Art Collective and serves the local trans and autistic communities. She is a social justice activist and writer, and enjoys horror writing.
Savana has plans for longer pieces of work. She is currently studying pastel palettes, and she has been experimenting with illustrative elements and surrealist takes on reality. Ultimately, she wishes to publish a novel.
Savana's work has been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe. She has been featured in the following magazines: Rookie, WUSSY, WUSSY volume 4-8, and Logo TV. In addition to her work, she has also contributed photoshop collaborations.
Pasha-Zaidi study suggests that images of faces wearing the hijab are more attractive by both sets of participants
A study in the United Arab Emirates revealed that wearing the hijab had a positive impact on facial attractiveness. However, there are still many unanswered questions about the effects of the hijab on human perception.
One study by Pasha-Zaidi examined the effect of the hijab on facial attractiveness and found that the best rated images of females were those of veiled women. The same results were found when full face images of South Asian women were studied.
A survey of females in the UAE found that hijab wearers rated their images of uncovered females as the most attractive of the lot. While this may be a simple case of sex sex sex, it also suggests that the effects of the hijab on human perceptual processes may be more complex.
Another study conducted by Almila and Inglis explored the geographical scope of the veil. They found that although women wear the hijab in countries across the globe, the impact of the veil on perceptual processes is particularly notable in the UAE.
Lastly, a recent study in the USA sought to determine how hijab affects perceptions of female facial attractiveness. Participants were randomly chosen to rate images of a number of females using a seven-point scale.
While the Pasha-Zaidi and Almila-Inglis studies are interesting in their own right, they are not without their own shortcomings. Among the problems are the lack of data and the absence of control over the process. It is hoped that further research will uncover the true effects of the hijab on human perception.
The most significant study to date, however, is the one by MokhtarianPour and Ganjali (2011). This study examines the effects of the hijab on female facial attractiveness by using a group of practicing Muslim women in the United Arab Emirates. Although the findings may have been a bit skewed because of the religious affiliation of the participants, they did reveal that the wearing of the hijab had a minor effect on facial attraction.
The hijab is a central component in the lives of Muslim women, and is therefore likely to be the focal point of any empirical study on the topic.