“I would come within three feet of them,” Garanger remembers. “They would be unveiled. In a period of ten days, I made two thousand portraits, two hundred a day. The women had no choice in the matter. Their only way of protesting was through their look.”
Decades later, Algerian photographer Omar D. responded to Garanger’s series, with his own vision of a country with a rich, yet unknown cultural heritage, by showing the veiled women of Algeria, in the majesty in their traditional costumes. With Potraits de Femmes series, he tries to restore the dignity and respect such women were denied within Garanger’s photos.