Ayla Hibri
Real Prince
POV Female Beirut

Original price £18

Edition of 100
Numbered by hand

28 Pages, 27 x 20.5 cm
Cyclus 115gsm
Printed digitally in England


These photographs are about a special breed of knights, cowboys, and warriors.

Around dusty roads of Old Sana’a to the summits of Kwakaban and the ports of Mocha, a subculture of steel-horse riders thrives.
All rebels with no cause, they ride as rule breakers, carefree troublemakers.

When they aren’t driving, they congregate to linger, loiter and chew qat. They await nothing.Are these motorcycles a means of transportation, only a means to an end or do they fulfill the desire to take part of a community of men? And proud men for that matter.These photographs stop on this special bond, a partnership between the man and an extension of himself. They have personalized their rides and sought individuality amongst their own. A ride but also a friend, each one adorned with fabrics, ropes, nets and fringes, each improved.


From Beirut, Lebanon Ayla Hibri received a BFA in Interior Architecture from the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts and an MFA in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Ayla explores patterns and collects coincidences in disparate social fabrics in attempt to redefine a place and the unseen phenomenas that constitute it.
She has exhibited internationally in England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Lebanon, Turkey and the United States and currently lives and works between Beirut and Istanbul, and Sao Paulo.


POV Female

POV stands for Point of View. POV Female aims to promote the work of five young female photographers based in five different cities worldwide, giving exposure to previously unpublished, self-initiated projects in limited-edition monographs of 100.

POV Female has featured photographers based in London (2011), Tokyo (2012), Johannesburg (2013), Bogota (2014) and Beirut (2015). Confronting us with questions of gender, geography and gaze, the project has gathered attention from collectors and critics worldwide.