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The lives of women is a constant theme in Alison Wright's work. Her work as a humanitarian photographer has brought her to communities where the so-called "modern" world has barely infiltrated, places where traditional roles and rituals are the scaffolding of daily life. Wright, a fiercely independent American photojournalist, is drawn to the young women and girls of these communities. Decades earlier, Thomas Abercrombie chronicled the changing role of women in the Muslim world in the 1960s. His extensive coverage of the Middle East first exposed him to the tenets of Islam, which deeply resonated with him. For photographers Alison Wright and Thomas Abercrombie, shifting gender roles in evolving or endangered cultures are a driving theme in their body of work.