Photographer Interviews

Tasneem Alsultan on Photographing Everyday Life in Saudi Arabia

July 6, 2017

By David Walker

© Tasneem Alsultan

A family picnic in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.“How you show people depends on who you are,” Tasneem Alsultan says.

What may surprise Western audiences about Tasneem Alsultan’s take on love, marriage and divorce for Saudi women is how familiar it all feels. Her subjects fall in and out of love, raise kids alone and live day-to-day like women everywhere. Alsultan, a 2017 PDN’s 30, has won accolades for “Saudi Tales of Love.” But she says her refusal to tell...

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