Rania Matar Press

Press & Publications

Angling for the Truth
By Chris Bergeron
Metro West Daily News, January 12, 2020

Press for An Image and Her Woman – American University of Beirut Art Gallery, Beirut Lebanon

Expo Rania Matar
Review by Muriel Rozelier
Commerce du Liban, February 2020

AUB President's Perspective
January 31, 2020

Sur les chemins intimes de la femme
Review by Edgar Davidian
L'Orient-le-Jour, January 29, 2020

Capturing Women's Quiet Courage
Interview with Maghie Ghali
The Daily Star, Lebanon, January 22, 2020

Rania Matar : An Image and Her Woman
L'Oeil de la Photographie, January 17, 2020

Capturing Femininity
The Daily Star, Lebanon, January 17, 2020

Press for Just Kids – Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis MN

'Just Kids' - New photo exhibit at Minneapolis Institute of Art focuses on kids
By Kathy Berdan
Twin Cities Pioneer Press, January 3, 2020

Kid-centered photo show is anything but cute at Minneapolis Institute of Art
By Alicia Eler
Minneapolis Star Tribune, January 9, 2020

Highlights from Ithra's 'Mara'ina' exhibition
By Rebecca Anne Proctor
ArabNews, December 20, 2019

Mara'ina Exhibition at Ithra
The Design Souk
December 19, 2019

Zwischen Liebe und Abgrenzung
By Constanze Kindel
GEO Kompakt, December 2019

Exhibition Reviews
Aesthetica Magazine
December 2019

Lebanese-American Photographer Documents Shared Experiences of Girlhood
Interview on Public Radio, By Josie Taris & Frank Stasio
WUNC, November 8, 2019

Rania Matar: La bellezza del divenire
Essay by Manuela De Leonardis
Il Fotografo, July 2019

Tools of the Trade: Survey of AIPAD's Fine Art Photography Audience
By Jill Waterman
EXPLORA - B&H Photo Video, July 2019

The 5 Female Arab Artists that We Fell in Love With
By Ricky Aggarwal
AQUILA STYLE, June 26, 2019

Alumni Profile: Rania Matar
Text by Alison Freeland
MainGate AUB Magazine, Spring 2019

The Center Awards: Editor's Choice 1st Place Winner: Rania Matar
By Aline Smithson
Lenscratch, May 22, 2019

Woman Crush Wednesday: Rania Matar
Interview by Nelly Latypova
Musee Magazine, May 8, 2019

Documenting Womanhood
By Cedric Van Turtelboom
Marie Claire China, May 2019

CUSP: At the Edge of Girlhood
Girl Museum, May 2019

Rania Matar : She
Best of March 2019
L'Oeil de La Photography, March 2019

Age of Becoming
Review of SHE at Robert Klein, By Elin Spring
What Will You Remember

March 14, 2019

Rania Matar: She
L'Oeil de la Photographie
March 20, 2019

La madre di tutti i nostri amori
By Rita Balestriero
D Repubblica, January 12, 2019

Finalist BNL BNP PARIBAS Group Award 2019
MIA Photo Fair 2019 in Milan, Milan Photo Fair
February 16, 2019

Press for Live Dangerously – National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC

Broad Strokes
Art Fix FridayNational Museum of Women in the Arts, October 25, 2019

Preview of Living Dangerously
By Laurence Butet-Roch
British Journal of Photography, September Issue

Landscape Photography Through the Female Gaze
By Katie Booth
Aperture, September 20, 2019

Opening This Week: Live Dangerously
National Museum of Women in the Arts
September 18, 2019

A Celebration of Women, by Women
PDN Photo of the Day
September 16, 2019

Do Women's Bodies Share a Special Relationship with Nature?
By Charlotte Janson
Elephant Magazine, September 4, 2019

Live Dangerously
By Orin Zahra
National Museum of Women in the Arts Magazine
September 2019

Press for The Photography Show at AIPAD – Pier 94 | New York City NY

Here's what caught our eye at the AIPAD Photography show
By Jeanette D. Moses
Popular Photography, April 5, 2019

Fave Photos by Female Photographers: AIPAD 2019
By Sharon Core
Beautiful Now, April 5, 2019

Female Photographers at the 2019 AIPAD Photography Show, Part 1 of 2
By Loring Knoblauch
Collector Daily, April 5, 2019

Five Contemporary Portraits to See at AIPAD 2019
By Kat Kiernan
Don't Take Pictures, April 4, 2019

The Photography Show at Pier 94 offers something for everyone
By Cory Oldweiler
AM New York, April 4, 2019

Donne che vedono mostre con altre donne
Elle Italia
December 25, 2018

From Woman to Woman - Rania Matar
Vogue Italia
October 28, 2018

Q&A: Rania Matar
By Rafael Soldi
Strange Fire Collective, September 13, 2018

Middle Eastern Women Artists & the Quest to Build Peace
By Cynthia Close
Vermont Woman, Winter 2018

Communitas Lecture: Rania Matar
Utah State University
October 8, 2018

Photographing the "Beautiful Awkwardness" of Girlhood
By Alexxa Gotthardt
ARTSY, September 6, 2018

Interview: Rania Matar
By Ashley Kauschinger
Light Leaked, June 2018

Reel Women
By Adam Grundey
Arab News, April 7, 2018

Press for In Her Image exhibition at Cleveland Museum of Art

In Her Image
Cleveland Museum of Art Members Magazine
November/December 2018

Review: Rania Matar's photos open up new perspectives
By Anderson Turner
Akron Beacon Journal, November 24, 2018

Rania Matar on Photographing Women and Girls
By Carrie Wise
IdeaStream, November 9, 2018

Press for SHE exhibition at Galerie Tanit

Review of SHE at Galerie Tanit
By Rawan Ezzeddine
Al Akhbar, May 9, 2018

Documenting changes of womanhood
By Maghie Ghali
The Daily Star, April 18, 2018

Rania Matar : Féminité sans frontière
By Hugo Lautissier
Agenda Culturel, May 9, 2018

Quand elle devient elles
By Danny Mallat
L'Orient Le jour, April 25, 2018

Press for In Her Image exhibition at Amon Carter

Interview: Rania Matar
By Lyle Rexer
Photograph, March/April 2018

Inside the Private Spaces Women Can Call Their Own
By Elyssa Goodman
Vice, January 31, 2018

Striking New Texas Art Exhibit Shows Teenage Girls as They Want to be Seen
By Natalie Gempel
Papercity Magazine, January 9, 2018

Amon Carter Museum's In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar shines
By Steve Carter
Patron Magazine, February 15, 2018

Picturing Women's Lives, From Beirut To Boston, Girl To Mother
By Anne Bothwell
KERA ArtSeek, NPR, February 2, 2018

In Her Image: Photographs by Rania Matar
L'Oeil de la Photographie
January 2018

Press for In Her Image exhibition at Amon Carter

Auf dem Weg zur Frau
By Kristin Haug
Der Spiegel, December 30, 2017

Growing Up and Growing Old
By Sarah Stacke
PDN photo of the day, December 28, 2017

Rania Matar expose les relations mères-filles
Text by Frantz Vaillant
TV5 Monde, December 24, 2017

Rania Matar's evocative portraits explore girlhood, and growing old
Text by Hannah Ongley
Vice.com, December 22, 2017

I for Inclusivity
November 2017

The Aftermath of War, Seen Through Photographers' Eyes
By Geraldine Fabrikant
New York Times, October 22, 2017

Á l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs
By Jean Paul Gavard Perret
Carnet d'Art, October 3, 2017

Les jeunes chrysalides de Rania Matar
By Romane Ricard
TAFMAG - The Art Factory Magazine
September 11, 2017

Les 10 expositions événement de la rentrée
CNEWS Matin, France
September 6, 2017

Invisible Children - Rania Matar
Photonews, Hamburg
July/August 2017

Path to peace: 12 women photographers in "I AM" at Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman
Exhibition Review by Lisa Pollman
Art Radar Journal, May 28, 2017

Finding Commonality in the Female Experience
By Alexandra Genova
TIME Lightbox, May 10, 2017

Life of Strife
Exhibition Review by Peter Tonguette
The Columbus Dispatch, April 23, 2017

The 7 Middle Eastern Photographers Baring All
By Clare Davies
Sleek, March 2, 2017

Rania Matar, A Girl and Her Room
On growing up and growing old
By Sandra Williams
Tribe Magazine, Spring 2017

Beirut Photomed 2017: Rania Matar, Invisible Children
L'Oeil de la Photographie
February 15, 2017

YIELD Award Nomination
Nominated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
Snite Museum of Art Purchase Award, February 2017

Becoming Photographs by Rania Matar
By Ann Jastrab
all-about Photo.com, January 20, 2017

Story & Technique: L'Enfant-Femme Book Review
By Jim Cornfield
Rangefinder Magazine, January 2017

Des illusions d'espoirs
Text by Thomas Denis Lavorel
Carnet d'Art, December 2017

Mamma Mia - Unspoken Conversations
Text by Barbara Remmerbach
Barbara Magazine, December 2017

Growing up as a woman in the east and west
Text by Miss Rosen
Huck Magazine, November 29, 2017

Photos from Beirut and Boston: Womanhood Across Borders
Interview by Coralie Kraft
Lensculture, November 2017

Borders and Margins
Cover by Rania Matar, text by Banu Gökariksel
Journal of Middle East Women's Study
November 2017

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones
By Markham Heid
Commission for TIME Magazine
October 10, 2017

The Beauty of Growing Up | Rania Matar
By India Stoughton
Selections Arts Magazine, October 4, 2017

Femme du Monde
By Caroline Six
ELLE Magazine, September 29, 2017

Biennale of Arab Photographers
Interview with Gabriel Bauret
L'Oeil de la Photographie, September 27, 2017

The C. Grimaldis Gallery Opens Its Doors to Socially Conscious Voices
Exhibition Review by Andy Clark
BmoreArt, August 10, 2017

Unspoken Conversations
GUP Magazine
June 9, 2017

Action at a Distance at Angela Meleca Gallery
Exhibition Review by Liz Trapp
Columbus Underground, May 18, 2017

Rania Matar: Tracing a Universal Womanhood
By Jill Waterman
B&H Explora Photography Blog, May 17, 2017

A Show of Lebanese Art Suffused with the Longing of Exile
Exhibition Review by Sarah Rose Sharp
Hyperallergic, May 2, 2017

How Should Art Address Human Rights?
By Jacoba Urist
The Atlantic, April 4, 2017

Same Portrait - Opposite Sides of the World
By Alejandra Salazar
San Francisco Chronicle, February 9, 2017

Rania Matar's Girls at the Edge of Adulthood
PDN Photo of the Day
PDN Online, January 19, 2017

Mère-fille: complices, oui, copines, non!
By Marie Asco
Femme Majuscule, November-December 2016

Auf diesen fotografien werden mädchen zu frauen
By Lisa Leinen
i-D Germany, November 23, 2016

featured photograph
Real Simple, November 2016

Invisible Children: Portraits of Young Refugees
The Daily Beast
October 23, 2016

Powerful Portraits of the "Invisible Children" Growing Up as Refugees
By Jessica Stewart
My Modern Met, October 11, 2016

Looking at the Invisible Children Growing Up as Refugees
By Elena Goukassian
Hyperallergic, October 4, 2016

Rania Matar: Invisible Children at C. Grimaldis Gallery
Review by Mark Alice Durant
Photograph Magazine, Sep/Oct 2016

GUP Magazine
September 27, 2016

Rania Matar: Unspoken Conversations
Gallery Issue
fotoMAGAZIN EDITION, September 2016

Essay by Mira Tfaily
L'Officiel du Levant, August 2016

Voglio Una Figlia Che Sia Come Me
July 9, 2016

Zwanzig Minuten Bis Zum Ruhm
By Manfred Zollner
fotoMAGAZIN, July 2016

Editor's Note: She Who Tells a Story
by David Schloss
Digital PhotoPro, March/April 2016

Capturing Moments of Transition
by Danna Lorch
The Interventions Issue #34, Selections Magazine
January 2016

Rania Matar: Le Personnel, Image de l'Universel
Interview and Text by Julie Biez
Agenda Culturel, January 29, 2016

A Look Inside The Rooms Of Teens In Two Very Different Worlds
Interview by Torey Van Oot
Refinery29, January 27, 2016

Growing Up Here and There
by Brandon Johnston
The Daily Star, Lebanon, January 26, 2016

Dubaï : Rania Matar, Becoming Girls, Women and Coming of Age
L'Oeil de la Photographie, January 12, 2016

Recent Acquisitions - L'Enfant-Femme
Tufts University Art Gallery Spring 2016 Newsletter
January 2016

Au lendemain de l'enfance
Text by Eve Beauvallet
MARIE CLAIRE, France, December 2016

Deux Univers Exhibition Review
Review by Laure Ghorayeb
Annahar Newspaper, November 7, 2016

De mères en filles, pour devenir femmes...
Review by Olivier Gasnier Duparc
L'Orient-Le Jour, November 3, 2016

Deux univers, filles et femmes
Review by Muriel Rozelier
Le Commerce du Levant, November 2016

Book Reviews of L'Enfant-Femme

Images of girls on the road to womanhood
By Joanne Ciccarello, Photo Books: Staff Pick
The Christian Science Monitor Weekly
December 12, 2016

By Holly Stuart Hughes, Notable Book of 2016
PDN Magazine, November-December 2016

Rania Matar and The Mass Psychosis of Childhood
Review by Colin Pantall
Colin Pantall's Blog, October 6, 2016

Rania Matar: L'Enfant Femme
By Douglas Stockdale
The PhotoBook, August 25, 2016

Carte Rania Matar: L'Enfant Femme
April 15, 2016

Rania Matar, L'Enfant Femme by Damiani
L'Oeil de la Photographie
April 6, 2016

Rania Matar : passions suspendues
by Jean-Paul Gavard-Perret
Salon littéraire, April 5, 2016

Portraits of girls on the cusp of teendom
Book review and interview by Michael-Oliver Harding
DAZED, March 25, 2016

Rania Matar Captures the Universal Awkwardness of Coming of Age
Book review and interview with Emily Manning
i-D magazine, March 10, 2016

Issue Magazine
January 2016

Press for She Who Tells a Story

Middle Eastern photographers capture small joys amid big conflicts
By Emma-Kate Symons
New York Times, Women in the World
May 9, 2016

5 striking photographs that challenge stereotypes of Arab women
by Elena Goukassian
Washington Post
, April 21, 2016

Why Everyone Is Raving About This New Photography Exhibit
by Kriston Capps
Capitol File
, April 19, 2016

A woman's place in the Middle East? For some, it's behind a camera.
by Philip Kennicott
Washington Post
, April 15, 2016

The Most Beautiful Things Slate Published in 2015
By Lisa Larson-Walker
December 30, 2015

Becoming: Girls, Women and Coming of Age
Exhibition review
The National View, The National
December 5, 2015

Rania Matar: Christilla
By Muriel Rozelier
Persoculture, Le Commerce du Levant
September 2015

Womanly Transitions: The Photography of Rania Matar
By Victoria Khroundina
SheRa Magazine, July 4, 2015

Feminine Mystique
By Caroline Cunningham
New England Home, July - August 2015

Photographer Rania Matar: Telling Women's Stories
Artist interview for Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Awards 40th Anniversary, June 18, 2015

Why can't great artists be mothers?
A group of rising artists strongly rejects the all-or-nothing, children-versus-art premise
By Jacoba Urist
Women In The World - New York Times, May 21, 2015

Invisible Children by Rania Matar
Anchor Magazine
Issue #3, Spring-Summer 2015

Girl Power
With text by Manuela Mimosa Ravasio
Gioia Magazine, Italy, March 8, 2015

An audacious artist explores the boundaries of femininity and maturity
The Fashionable Truth
Quintessentially Asia, February 2015

A Girl and Her Room
Galerie Eulenspiegel Exhibition Review
By Annette Mahron
Badische Zeitung, January 19, 2015

Beautifully Awkward
Essay by Heather Sullivan
Nobles Magazine, Winter/Spring 2015

A GIRL AND HER ROOM - A Look at the New Photography Series by RANIA MATAR
By Sarah Heikkinen
PMc Magazine
Winter Issue 2014-2015

Book Reviews of L'Enfant-Femme

The most inspiring and surprising images you'll see this week
Viewfinder, The Daily Telegraph
December 12, 2015

By Alexander Strecker
Lensculture, December 4, 2015

Little women: photographing tweens from Boston to Beirut
By Paula Cocozza
The Guardian, December 2, 2015

Press for She Who Tells a Story

Photographer Rania Matar lectures at the Carnegie about how her work reflects her life
By Mary Thomas
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, September 16, 2015

Carnegie Museum exhibit shows power of day-to-day living in Arab countries
By Kurt Shaw
The Tribune, Pittsburgh, July 11, 2015

Visually Telling
By Sally Ann Flecker
Carnegie Magazine, Summer 2015

Art notes: Women photographers depict the Middle East
By Mary Thomas
Pittsburgh Post Gazette, May 27, 2015

Constructing Identities: Stories We Thought We Knew
By Kristen Gresh
Carnegie Museum of Art Blog, May 26, 2015

Beyond the veil : Women's photographs tell stories from Iran and the Arab world
By Elizabeth Schwyzer
Palo Alto Weekly, January 30, 2015

Giving Syrian children their identities back, one portrait at a time
PRI The World with Marco Werman
Producer: Shirin Jaafari
November 10, 2014

On Raising Children
GEO Science Magazine
November 2014

A girl and her room
ZoneZero: Photographic Convergence
A Pedro Meyer Foundation Project
October 29, 2014

Women Coming of Age (A Work in Progress) By Rania Matar
Fraction Magazine Issue 64
July 2014

Interview with Elizabeth Avedon
L'Oeil de la Photographie
June 29, 2014

Inspirés par leur pays, les artistes libanais brillent á l'étranger
La Bonne Nouvelle du Lundi
L'Orient-le-jour, June 9, 2014

Exhibit: Extraordinary 'Ordinary Lives' in Post-War Lebanon
by Jessica Carreras
IXITI, June 9, 2014

Women's lives in the present Middle East
Korea, April 2014

Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East
Alliance Francaise de Singapour, Lien Magazine
March/April 2014

Striking museum exhibits reveal everyday life and sacred images
By Michael H. Hodges
The Detroit News
March 12, 2014

Behind the veil of stoicism
By Rachel Loi
The Business Times Singapore
March 7, 2014

The mysterious beauty of the female in transition
By Nikkitha Bakshani
Captured Photo Blog, The WEEK
February 26, 2014

Mothers and Daughters / Rania Matar
Photographie, AA13
February 6, 2014

This Photo Series Aims To Give Syrian Children Their Identities Back
Interview and Text by Kristen King
November 21, 2014

This Photo Series Explores The Bedrooms Of Girls In The Middle East And U.S.
Interview and Text by Kristen King
October 6, 2014

Photograhy blog by Elin Spring
What will you remember?
September 24, 2014

Press for The Middle East Revealed

The Middle East Revealed
Howard Greenberg Exhibition Review
by Holland Cotter
New York Times, September 5, 2014

Women photographers of the Middle East
Howard Greenberg Exhibition Review
CBS News, July 2014

The Middle East Revealed: A Female Perspective @Howard Greenberg
Howard Greenberg Exhibition Review
by Loring Knoblauch
Collector Daily, July 21, 2014

Female Photographers Reveal the Middle East!
Howard Greenberg Exhibition Review
What Will You Remember?, Photography Blog by Elin Spring
July 2, 2014

4 Contemporary Female Photographers Who Put The Middle East In Perspective
Howard Greenberg Exhibition Review
Huffington Post, July 1, 2014

Press for Bridge to Palestine

Palestine Personified
Exhibition review by India Stoughton
Art Paper #4
Summer 2014

Bridge to Palestine. L'Histoire d'un peuple, d'une nation
Exhibition review by Delphine Darmency
Hebdo Magazine, Beirut
July 18, 2014

Press for She Who Tells a Story

Women photographers shatter Middle Eastern stereotypes
By Omar Sacirbey
Religion, Washington Post
January 7, 2014

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
curated by Ms. Kristen Gresh
Henry and Lois Foster Gallery
Museum of Fine Art, Boston

She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World
MFA Exhibition Preview Catalog
Featuring Rania Matar's A Girl and Her Room
November/December 2013

Press for She Who Tells a Story

Islamic World Through Women's Eyes
by Vicki Goldberg
Art & Design, New York Times
December 26, 2013
(view the slideshow)

Listen to Her Story
by Ellie Violet Bramley
NOW Magazine
November 16, 2013

She Who Tells a Story: A Window Into the World of Female Photographers in the Middle East
by Lori Zimmer
HuffPost Arts & Culture, MutualArt
November 12, 2013

Femmes Photographes au Moyen-Orient
by Jessica Lamacque
Fisheye Magazine
November 2013

She Who Tells a Story
by Katie Cella
October 14, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story': Photos Show The Middle East Through Women's Eyes
interview with Asma Khaled (scroll to bottom of article)
WBUR - The Artery
aired on Morning Edition October 10, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story,' Photographs By Middle Eastern Women
WGBH interview with Jared Bowen
October 8, 2013

Photography challenges cultural notions
by Kiran Gill
The Justice, Brandeis Newspaper Publication
September 23, 2013

She Who Tells a Story: Female lens on Iran and the Arab world
BBC News (UK), Picture This
September 19, 2013

'She Who Tells A Story' at the MFA
By Chris Bergeron
Metro West Daily News
September 1, 2013

MFA exhibit features women photographers from the Arab world
By Mark Shanahan & Meredith Goldstein
Boston Globe, The Names Blog
September 1, 2013

The Middle East through women's cameras
By Mark Feeney
The Boston Globe
August 31, 2013

Exhibit: Capturing their own lives
By Alicia Blaisdell-Bannon
Cape Cod News
August 30, 2013

Photographer Documents Middle Eastern Teenager
Host Marco Werman
PRI's The World, Radio Interview
August 27, 2013

Arab culture amid conflict
By Lauren Hansen
The Week
August 27, 2013

A Show of Strength by Middle Eastern Women Photographers
By Kerri MacDonald
The New York Times Lens Blog
August 26, 2013

On the Wall: "She Who Tells a Story"
By Dan Abbe
American Photo
August 26, 2013

Boston show aims to portray power of Arab women photographers
By Julia Michalska
The Art Newspaper
August 1, 2013

Women to Watch in 2014
Femina Magazine, Sweden
January 2014 Issue

A year of change and range in local galleries
By Cate McQuaid
Arts, Boston Globe
December 25, 2013

Rania Matar - A Girl and Her Room
Jennifer Woods, Editor
Eric Breitenbach, Producer/Director
December 21, 2013

The Back Page
By Glenn Ruga
Photograph Magazine
November/December Issue

Universal Stories: The Photography of Rania Matar
By Jennifer Bruni
Jennifer Bruni Blog
October 21, 2013

A Girl and Her Room
By Jennifer Teitle
Out-of-School at Home, Bank Street Occasional Papers 30
October 2013

The Honesty of Teens and Their Bedrooms
By Alicia Eler
October 14, 2013

Photographer Rania Matar Captures People's Similarities Despite Cultural Differences
By Dena Elian
Arab American Institute Blog
October 11, 2013

Collectors' nostalgia, with narrative armor
By Cate McQuaid
Boston Globe
October 9, 2013

By Elin Spring
What Will You Remember?, Elin Spring Photography Blog
September 10, 2013

L'adolescenza in una stanza
with text by Andrea Visconti,
La Repubblica, Italy
February 14, 2013

Le Portfolio: Forts Intérieurs
By Emilie Grangeray
M Le magazine du Monde
January 19, 2013

Lányok & Lányszobák
Digitális Fotó Magazin, Hungary
January 2013

Singapore acts as arts link from Asia to Gulf
by Umej Bhatia
In Focus, The National, UAE
March 22, 2013

Room to Grow
with text by Sophie Quick
The Big Issue, Australia
February 2013

Ordinary Lives
Interview by Joobin Bekhrad
REORIENT Middle Eastern Arts & Culture Magazine
January 14, 2013

Junge Frauen in ihren privaten Gemächern
Interview and text by Mathias Morscher
Kultur section, Kurier, Austria
January 15, 2013

Anthologie Poemes et Photographies du Monde Entier
Editions Turquoise,
Voix de Femmes, 2012

Make Room for Girls
by Akshita Nanda
Life! Arts, Straits Times
December 11, 2012

Rania Matar
Review of Blue Sky Exhibit
Visual Art Source, Editorial Features
by Richard Speer, November 2012

Photographing the transition from girl to woman
Exhibition Review, by Mark Feeney
Boston Globe
September 21, 2012

Rania Matar A Girl and Her Room
Landscape Stories: Adolescence
September 2012

Keep Out
Marie Claire Greece
August 2012

Insight: Rania Matar
On View Magazine
August 2012

Girl Uninterruped
PDN pick of the month, PDN
July 2012

A girl and her room
The Daily Mail, UK
by Olivia Flemming, June 4, 2012

A Girl and Her Room : Photographs from a new book by Rania Matar (slideshow)
Slate Book Review, Slate Magazine
by Susan Minot, June 1, 2012

From Boston To Beirut: A Girl And Her Room
The Picture Show, NPR
by Claire O'Neill, May 23, 2012

'A Girl and Her Room' Exhibit: Photos by Rania Matar (gallery)
The Daily Beast, Newsweek
by Lizzie Crocker, May 20, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
La Lettre de la Photographie
Book Review by Jonas Cuénin
May 7, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Rangefinder Magazine
by David Carol
May 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Working Class Magazine
Review by Ryan Michael Commins

Rania Matar ne fait pas antichambre
L'Orient-le Jour
by Colette Khalaf
April 19, 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Annahar Newspaper
by Laure Gorayeb
April 17, 2012

Ausstellung in Dubai: Frauen an der Schwelle
FAZ, The Empty Quarter Exhibition Review
April 12, 2012

Una adolescente y su cuarto
Fotomundo Magazine
Argentina, Mars/April 2012 Issue

Ordinary Lives: Women of the Middle East
Sana Gallery Exhibition Review,
Harper's Bazaar, Winter 2012/2013

Book and Exhibition Catalog,
edited and curated by Gianpaolo Arena
Landscape Stories, November 2012

People are People. Everywhere.
doc! photo magazine
Issue #5, pp.34-69
November 2012

Girl's life
by Greg Cook
Boston Phoenix
October 2, 2012

Rania Matar, Girls In Between
Le Journal de la Photographie, September 21, 2012

You are my Mirror
Exhibition Catalog
published by Ariadne Photo Gallery

Photos capture girls caught 'between two worlds'
by Rick de Yampert
Daytona Beach News Journal
September 14, 2012

Rania Matar, A Girl and Her Room
Gente di Fotografia
Italy, August 2012

August 2012

Mijn kamer, mijn koninkrijk
De Morgan, by Charlotte Van Hacht
Belgium, June 12, 2012

Intime Einblicke: ''A girl and her room''
Die Presse Schaufenster, Austria, June 2012

A Girl and Her Room
LIV, supplement of "i" newspaper
Portugal, June 18, 2012

Rania Matar - L'Enfant-Femme
Work in Progress, OjodePez #29
La Chica Issue, La Fabrica
curator Arianna Rinaldo
Spain, June 2012

Was kommt nach der Schule?
GEO Wissen #49, Germany
May 2012

A Girl and Her Room
Photo-Eye Blog
Review by Karen Jenkins
May 10, 2012

Up Close & Personal: A Girl and Her Room
Allure Magazine
by Alexandra Owens, May 2, 2012

Her space, if not quite her castle
The Daily Star
by India Stoughton
Beirut, April 28, 2012

Success Stories: Rania Matar
Interview by Aline Smithson
April 23, 2012

Interviews: Rania Matar on A Girl and Her Room
Photo-Eye Blog
Interview by Sarah Bradley
April 25, 2012

Une adolescence féminine
HEBDO Magazine, Beirut
by Delphine Darmency
April 20, 2012

The Samawi Collection II
press release
(view the catalog)
Ayyam Art Center, Dubai

Rania Matar
European Photography 90
PRIVACY Issue, December 27, 2011

A Girl and her Room by Rania Matar
Fraction Magazine
September 2011

Girls in Color
Rangefinder Magazine
by Paul Slaughter, August 2011

Pootevrené dvere do dívcích svetů
Lidove Noviny
The Czech Republic, July 2011

On show: the ties that bind teenagers
The Mosaic Rooms Exhibition Review
Guardian Newspaper, UK
July 1, 2011

Rania Matar - Ordinary Lives
Book review by Doug Stockdale
The Photo Book, June 28, 2011

Family Moments
Esquire Russia, March 22, 2011

SPOTLIGHT: Rania Matar
2010 Portfolio Contest Selection, with text by Shawn O'Sullivan, COLOR Magazine, January 2011

2010 Competition Winners
The Photo Review, Juried by Brian Paul Clamp, Director, ClampArt

A Girl and Her Room
GEO Ado Magazine
France, October 2011

Photographing Childhood: The Image and the Memory, edited by LaNola Stone, September 2011
Featuring work by Rania Matar, among others.

Ordinary Lives
Leica International
June 2011

Rania Matar: A Girl and Her Room
The Mosaic Room Exhibition Catalog
July 2011

Nella stanza delle ragazze
La Repubblica Italy
pp. 74-80, June 11, 2011

Contemporary US Photographers
Artvas/The Photo, Korean Art/Photo Magazine
June 2011 Issue

Totally Real Live Girls on Richmond
by Dean Liscum, De Santos Exhibition Review, The Great God Pan Is Dead, April 13, 2011

Rania Matar: Giving a Voice to the Oppressed, Part I
The Leica Camera Blog Interview, January 20, 2011

Rania Matar: Personal and Poetic,
Part 2

The Leica Camera Blog Interview, January 31, 2011

Lives on Both Sides of the Divide
I Photo Central, E-Photo Newsletter, Issue 177, Book Review by Matt Damsker, December 11, 2010

Lost People
Boston Globe Exhibit Review by Cate McQuaid, September 29, 2010

Moving Pictures
An intimate look at Lebanon through the lens of Rania Matar
The Review, The National, UAE

connection American
Susan Burnstine reports on an American-based photographer working in the Middle East
B&W Magazine UK

2009 Competition Winners
The Photo Review, Juried by Lesley Martin

Ordinary Lives
Apogee Photo Magazine, Book Review by Elizabeth Powis

Ordinary Lives
The Photo Review Magazine, Book Review by Susan Burnstine, Volume 29, Number 1

Ordinary Lives
Leica Magazine Book Review, January 2010

Ordinary Lives
Photo-Eye Magazine Book Review, by Susan Burnstine

A Girl and her Room (in English)
Rearview Mirror Magazine, Issue #4, Italy, October 2010
text is fictional and does not refer to any of the girls in the photos

Ordinary Lives
Society for Photographic Education, Exposure, vol. 43:2, Book Review by James Rajotte, Fall 2010

Revue Triages, Numero 22, with poems by Catherine Ribes de Palma
Revue litteraire et artistique, Tarabuste Editions, Paris France

Rania Matar
Greater Middle East Photo, June 8, 2010

Rania Matar
Featured photograph "Brittany 19"
VERVE Photo, April 12, 2010

A Girl and her Room
Urban Magazine Italy, with text by Federico Della Bella, February 2010

Rania Matar
Featured Artist, Levantine Cultural Center, March 2010

Artist of this Issue: Rania Matar
Annahar Newspaper Art and Culture Section, Beirut, February 28, 2010

Just life, frame by poetic frame
Boston Globe Art Review by Mark Feeney, December 26, 2009

Ordinary Lives: The Agony and Passion of Lebanon
Middle East Open Forum by Basil Hakki, December 27, 2009

The Pursuit of Happiness
a Photo Album, Catalog Noorderlicht Photofestival 2009

The American Dream

The American Dream
100 Eyes Magazine, December 2009

A Close-up View of Everyday People
Boston Globe Photography Review by Mark Feeney, December 8, 2009

Rania Matar: The Forgotten People
Of Note Magazine, by Grace Aneiza Ali, December 2009

Everything is Normal
Al Ittihad Abu Dhabi, by Ghalia Kabbani, December 2009

Ordinary Lives
The Bloomsbury Review Volume 29, Issue 5, Book Review by R.K. Dickson, November/December 2009

'Three Concerned Women' Shines a Light on Cultures Around the World
MetroWest Daily News, by Chris Bergeron, November 12, 2009

Normal Lives, Extraordinary Circumstances
The Daily Star, by Emily Holman, November 9, 2009

Duality Inspires Lebanon Images
Boston Globe Photography Review by Mark Feeney, November 7, 2009

Ordinary Lives
Moors Magazine Book Review, November 2009

Ordinary Lives at Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Al Mustaqbal Art Review, October 20, 2009

Quand la camera se dote d'une incomparable sensibilite
L'Orient le Jour Art Review, by Edgar Davidian, October 12, 2009

Ordinary Lives at Galerie Janine Rubeiz
Annahar Newspaper, October 14, 2009

PRC Juried Publication
Photographic Resource Center Magazine, Juried by Dana Faconti, Blind Spot Editor and Publisher, September 2009

Exhibition: Man, Life Circulations
St Petersburg Times, Top Stories, September 18, 2009

Rania Matar: Un Art Photographique Conferant son Charactere Particulier
Revue du Liban, by Nicole Malhame September 2009

Gaining Focus
Boston Magazine, by Eva Medoff, September 2009

The Forgotten People
Nueva Luz Photographic Journal #13, En Foco, Spring 2009

The Veil
Post Road Magazine, Issue #17, Spring 2009


2008 ICA FOSTER PRIZE FINALISTS: A Conversation with Rania Matar
Big Red and Shiny, By Matthew Gamber, December 14, 2008

At the ICA, striking photo of Three Nuns
Boston Globe, By Michael Paulson, Articles of Faith, November 24, 2008

Eyes on the Prize
Boston Globe, By Sebastian Smee, November 22, 2008

Four Eyes: ICA's Foster Prize Showcases Boston Artists' Varied Visions
Boston Herald, By Keith Powers, November 20, 2008

Foster prize competitors bring works to the ICA
Suffolk Journal, By Erica Lawton, November 19, 2008

Game Show - Who will win the ICA's Foster Prize?
The Phoenix, By Greg Cook, November 18, 2008

The Aftermath
Wellesley Women's Review of Books, by Rachel Rosenfield Lafo, May-June 2008 Issue

Rania Matar: Lebanon at the Crossroads
Artscope Magazine, By Catherine Laferriere, January-February 2008 Issue

Photographing the Human Spirit
South End News, By Scott Kearnan, January 17, 2008

Veiled References
Brookline Magazine, By Kristen Paulson, January 2008 Issue

Finding Humanity Among Ruin
Boston Globe, By Denise Taylor, September 13, 2007

Silver Eye takes us through The Looking Glass
Pittsburgh City Paper, By Savannah Guz, August 23, 2007

Under Cover
Boston Globe, April 2007

History Recalls and Nothing Has Changed
The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs, March 2007

Moving Walls: "Pour voir au-delà de..."
L'Orient-Le-Jour, l'article de Colette Khalaf, February 2007

Des photos pour franchir les murs
L'Agenda Culturel, February 2007

Act of Faith
On Faith and Conflict, Ecstasy and Excess, Catalog Noorderlicht Photofestival 2007

Interior Worlds, Exterior Visions
Art New England, By Shawn Hill, October-November 2007

Turning Silver
25th Anniversary, Juror Choice 100, Women in Photography International, November 2007 Issue

The World's Greatest Black & White Photography
Black & White Spider Awards Book, #1

Spotlight Award
B&W Magazine, October 2007

Local photographer works to document forgotten lives
Allston-Brighton TAB, By Anna Katherine Clemmons, September 23, 2005

Photographer gets in the face of refugee problem
Daily Star, By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie, August 13, 2005

Excellence Award: Rania Matar
Black & White Magazine, Annual 2006

The Veil: Modesty, Fashion, Religious Devotion or Political Statement?
SHOTS Magazine, Issue 92, The Documentary & Photojournalism Issue, Summer 2006

Rania Matar: A Forgotten Population
Art New England, By Jenni T. Williamson, February/March 2006