3eib! is the first photography series where Bahbah steps in front of the camera to embody the liberatory values she stands for. Translated as ‘Shame On Me!’ from Arabic, this series explores Bahbah’s relationship with sexuality and her cultural identity. Advocating for emotional transparency and freedom, Bahbah acknowledges having hidden behind the lens in the past.
In an effort to maintain authenticity and the virtues of vulnerability, Bahbah boldly exposes herself in this self-portrait series. 3eib! challenges the restrictions of Arab culture and the stigma of the Western gaze. While admitting to her complicated relationship with identity, Bahbah also celebrates the complexities of living between cultures.