A photo by Zayan. "My status in a patriarchal-familial society is not simple, but my independence is more important to me than a husband," she says. Amira Zayan

Druze Woman Takes on a Male-dominated Society, Through a Lens Darkly

With subtle and disembodied images, maverick Druze photographer Amira Zayan depicts the status of women in a strict society – while still respecting its sensitivities.

When Druze photographer Amira Zayan was young, her parents intended that she should marry one of the men in her village, but she refused and chose to remain single.

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