Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room
by David J. Carol
May 01, 2012 —
A good photographer can isolate and reduce all of the visual information in a scene down to just the essentials to make a great image. Documentary photographer Rania Matar is a master at doing just that. She has that rare ability to compose, balance and simplify complicated situations into refined and beautiful photographs both in her editorial work in the Middle East and her personal work here in the United States. In each case, she uses her innate talent to reveal something personal and human about her subjects.
David J. Carol is the director of photography at CBS Outdoor. His photographs and award-winning photography books are in the collections of major museums and institutions throughout the United States. He is a portfolio reviewer for ASMP and Palm Springs Photo Festival, and judges photo contests for Rangefinder and PDN, among others publications. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his Web site, www.davidcarol.com.
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