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The Wrap-up
Photograph by Reza

At his home in Jeddah, architect Sami Angawi helps his 18-year-old son, Ammar, learn to put on a turban, a tradition in the Hejaz region that has lost some of its significance. Forty years ago, Sami says, people wore all sorts of different turbans. You could identify a scholar, a merchant, a student, even a resident of a particular part of town by what he wore on his head. "Now many people wear the red-checked head scarf," he says. "The thinking is, to be Saudi we all have to look the same."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M7
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: 35mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/8 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Indirect flash from left side



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