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Introduction

The Absence of Passion is a suite of fifteen mezzotint portraits reflecting the trauma of warfare. Tempered by the partial concealment of facial expression, the images depict a range of emotional responses to war, from rage to resignation. The wrappings can be viewed as veils that separate one human being from another, that separate gender within the Islamic world, and more broadly, that separate cultures.


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