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Bending the Roles
Photograph by Reza

The patient, Abed Saeedi, is a man who suffers from dementia and diabetes. The doctor, Soad Hassabo Ahmed, is a female physician who makes house calls. The scene reflects how gender roles are slowly changing in the medical profession—women not only work elbow-to-elbow with men, but treat them too. Yet other norms haven't changed at all. Saudi women can't travel abroad without permission, and they still are forbidden to drive a car.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M7
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/2.8

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Morning
Lighting Techniques: Light reflection



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