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Muslim woman's bra photo: adding context to the controversy

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Visual Arts student Sooraya Graham stands in front of her controversial photo at the TRU campus art gallery. (Leia Hutchings/CBC)

Our story about a photograph in Kamloops has erupted into a full blown debate on art, religion, and culture.

The photograph depicts a woman in a full Islamic veil -- or niqab -- folding a bra.

The photo was removed from an exhibit at Thompson Rivers University after complaints from some Saudi students. It was later put back up, in a different part of the campus.

First Daybreak heard from the artist, Sooraya Graham.
And Thursday, we spoke to Trad Bahabri at the Saudi Education Centre in Kamloops.

Daybreak also heard from Thompson River University's vice president of advancement, Christopher Seguin, who wanted to make sure people understood TRU's role in all of this.
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Our coverage of this story has caught your interest; we've been flooded with calls and emails.

For some context into the debate, we're joined this morning by Hussein Keshani, a professor of art history at UBC-Okanagan, where he specializes in Islamic Art and teaches a course called Gender, Art and Space in the Islamic World.
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