Guardswoman (Jordan)


Guardswoman (Jordan)

arabic woman guard 
Jordan. 2007. Digital.

This guard was photographed in Jordan in 2007. She represents a new face of power in the Middle East. In recent years, women have received more training and responsibilities in the armed forces and have taken on more leadership roles. 

About the Artist

Elizabeth Colton is the Founding President and Board Chair of the International Museum of Women. Elizabeth is an avid traveler, an enthusiastic amateur photographer, and a devoted advocate for and philanthropist to women's causes, human rights, the arts, and political campaigns. She is a member of Emily's List Majority Council, the International Women's Forum, and the Campaign Executive Committee of Emma Willard School in Troy, New York. Elizabeth graduated from Florida State University with a BA in Sociology.

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