SHEDDING SKIN

In her series Shedding Skin, photographer Yumna Al-Arashi offers an intimate insight into communal hammam traditions.

The hammam is perhaps the oldest surviving bathing ritual in the world. In many majority-Muslim countries, it remains an essential social space. Al-Arashi conceived of her hammam series while on an assignment in Tunis, but ended up shooting the final images with women in Beirut.

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