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Birthplace, In Case

Erin Lee
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Erin Lee. Created across the Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, questioning how the patriarchal ruling of these countries influences a women’s identity and the visibility of feminine power within society.

‘Birthplace, In case’ is a work created across the Maghreb countries of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, which questions how the patriarchal ruling of these countries influences a women’s identity and the visibility of feminine power within society. Although these countries fall under the umbrella term of Maghreb, after gaining independence from French colonisation in the 1950s and ’60s, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia each opted for different economic development strategies and political systems. This created distinct social idiosyncrasies in the respective countries. They did, however, all end up with authoritarian regimes that rely on patriarchal rule. The photographer delves into a paradoxical world where the line between what is considered acceptable and what is ‘péché’ or a sin, for women, can be a delicate balance and shows us a glimpse into the complex layers of women’s everyday existence across the Maghreb.

Erin Lee is an editorial & documentary photographer originally from New Zealand currently based in Melbourne. Her work applies environmental portraiture with landscapes & habitats to examine social issues in a way which challenges the traditional format of documentary photography. These projects become ‘depictions’ designed to break stereotypes surrounding the subject. Erin Lee has worked frequently with Vice & has also published with outlets such as CNN, The Guardian, Financial Times, Broadly, The Advocate, Frankie; among others. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Australia, Colombia, Mexico, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, Ethiopia & Morocco.

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