Hot 100 2011 - Charney Magri
Since launching Women of the UAE, I have met some of the most amazing women from the region,” reveals Australian photographer, Charney. “Their stories, the inspirations and tribulations they have faced make me understand just how far this country has come in such a short space. It really is a revolution.”
And Charney would know thanks to her incredible photography project, Women Of the UAE. One of the region’s most exciting and enlightening ventures, Charney’s aim is to profile and capture women of the UAE who, like herself, are activists in their own right – changing and shaping the region for the better.
‘’I live in a city where ‘the female’ is still relatively new at being a leading light in the community – either through injecting ideas, or influencing and making decisions that are otherwise led by men. As the United Arab Emirates progresses, each generation is becoming broader-minded, more outspoken and educated. This voice and independence is what captivates me. Through photographing the women of the UAE, I’m exploring what woman are achieving, how they are making a difference, and the positive effects this is having on the community I am living in.’’
The charming mother-of-one came to Dubai three years ago after working with the likes of high profile fashion photographer, Nick Knight in London. Since then she’s won several awards for her work, but her latest project is her real dream. “I’m looking forward to launching the Women of the UAE book this year. What a pleasure! Throughout my career I have tried to touch and encourage people, lead by example and use my experiences and encounters as proof that anything is possible if you follow your heart and your dreams.”