Juliet Highet

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Trained as a photographer, Juliet Highet lived in East and West Africa as well as India. In Nigeria she began writing and later edited magazines and books from the UK. Widely published on travel, the arts and culture, she is the author of Frankincense: Oman's Gift to the World (Prestel, 2006) and a specialist in traditional and contemporary Arab, African and South Asian cultures and heritage.

Articles by Juliet Highet

Hassan Hajjaj's Hot Remix

Hassan Hajjaj's Hot Remix

With brilliant colors, bold patterns and unbridled exuberance, photographer and designer Hassan Hajjaj has become one of the world’s most popular artists, remixing esthetics from Marrakesh to London, from heritage to hip-hop, with a playful, subversive swagger.
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Modernism Awakening

Modernism Awakening

The Modernist movement expressed postcolonial aspirations, elevated traditional cultures and redefined identities from Morocco to Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, the Levant, the Gulf and more. As Arab Modernist paintings command rising prices at art auctions, curators and historians are paying increasing attention to its diverse and dynamic origins.
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More Than One Story: The Jameel Prize

More Than One Story: The Jameel Prize

Open to artists of any background and awarded in June for the fourth time, the biennial Jameel Prize recognizes contemporary art and design inspired by Islamic tradition, encouraging what one judge calls the “alternative modernities” that are “happening everywhere.”
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