© salma t khalil
This project explores marriage and its definition amongst women who have surpassed the average age of marriage (25) in the U.S. yet have remained single. In the portraits, the women wearing the same wedding dress and are pictured in their spaces. The photograph is an object of fantasy. They are dressed in a symbol that is a stereotype of constrained societal pressure, a tradition of roles and expectations. Their spaces represent the stage of life they are in, whether they live in a studio space on their own or with a significant other to whom they are not married.
Accompanying the photographs are video interviews that bring the viewer back to reality. The women are in their own clothes and freely share with us their own opinions on marriage, family and the multitude of paths they plan to follow through life, breaking from or fulfilling (or hovering in between) traditional roles.video coming soon