Commissioned by the Institut de monde arabe for their autumn 2023 exhibition ‘Parfums d’Orient.’

‘Rose Mountain’ offers a tender glimpse into the lives of rose pickers in Jabel al Akhdar, Oman. As spring arrives, the mountains of Jebel Akhdar are adorned in hues of pink, a vibrant symphony announcing the start of the harvest season. In this photographic series, I aim to show the engagement of the younger generation in the timeless practice of rose picking, carrying forward ancestral traditions passed down by their fathers.

Furthermore, I want to reveal the often unseen presence of women who labor alongside men, granting them the visibility they rightfully deserve. Within the embrace of the mountain’s expanse, men and women entwine with nature, harmoniously united, cultivating an intrinsic connection to the land—a fragile dance of existence, a testament to our inseparable bond with the earth.