GAZELLE SAMIZAY


AMERICAN - b. KABUL, AFGHANISTAN

RAVEL, 2019



Gazelle Samizay’s Ravel is set in a unnamed desert landscape. A lone woman, adorned with empty glass vessels, drags her burden through the sand behind her, as she seeks to find her own way. The landscape is desolate and somber and devoid of any other life.

A complementing narrative reveals the tree holding the same vessels out of reach on its branches, acting as a relic of unfulfilled hopes and dreams, hanging in limbo between creation and completion. Taken together, these two shots juxtapose the contradiction and anxiety between aspiration and the challenges a woman may face in achieving success.


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