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“The school was headed by Nafissa Kotob, who was the aunt of my friend Sami Kotob. She would ask me to photograph the students twice a year. I would request them to bring me a chair and a table in order to articulate the space of the picture - this was especially important when more than one person was in the frame. Girls from wealthy families purchased their uniforms at the beginning of the year, whereas others would often wait until the middle of the year.”

June 2011