Women of Kuwait

Maha Alasaker

Book Details
Paper over board
ISBN-13: 978-1942084662
96 pages; 40 images
9 x 9 inches
$45 US; $65.50 CAN 

“...an unprecedented glimpse into these women’s private, more authentic lives.”,
- Rolling Stone

 Also featured by Vogue Italia, Vogue Arabia, and Kuwait Times 

Photographs by Maha Alasaker

Foreword by Lulu Al-Sabah
Contributions by Nada Faris 

Since moving to New York from Kuwait City Maha Alasaker learned that the everyday American has no conception of what daily life is like for women in modern-day Kuwait. Seeking to address this, Alasaker began making portraits of women in their bedrooms and asking them about their lives. This intimate collection of environmental portraits provides a never-before-seen look at what it means to be a young woman in Kuwait.


Maha Alasaker is a Kuwaiti visual artist based in New York City.

Nada Faris is a Kuwaiti writer and performance poet known as “Kuwait’s Finest.”

Lulu Al-Sabah is a partner at JAMM Gallery