Light from the Middle East , New Photography (Free Admission) V&A MUSEUM

The first major exhibition of contemporary photography from and about the Middle East, Light from the Middle East: New Photography features over 90 works by some of the most exciting artists from across the region.

Photography is a powerful and persuasive means of expression. Its immediacy and accessibility make it an ideal choice for artists confronting the social challenges and political upheavals of the Middle East today.

Light from the Middle East: New Photography presents work by artists from across the Middle East (spanning North Africa to Central Asia), living in the region and in diaspora.

The exhibition explores the ways in which these artists investigate the language and techniques of photography. Some use the camera to record or bear witness, while others subvert that process to reveal how surprisingly unreliable a photograph can be. The works range from documentary photographs and highly staged tableaux to images manipulated beyond recognition. The variety of approaches is appropriate to the complexities of a vast and diverse region.

Light from the Middle East is divided into three sections, Recording, Reframing and Resisting, each of which focuses on a different approach to the medium of photography.

13 November 2012 - 7 April 2013


http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-light-from-the-middle-east-new-photography/about-the-exhibition/

Victoria and Albert Museum
The world’s greatest museum of art and design
Opening times
10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

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  • Nora

    It was lovely indeed. Thanks for organising it Imran.

    December 1, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Your welcome I'm glad you liked it thankfully we found a place to eat also :)

      December 2, 2012

  • Brahim

    was good!! highlights the contradictions of life of people in the North African country & middle east culture, my favourite picture ..is the Moroccan women dressed with Djelabah and veil with a western posture...east meet west !!

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys thanks to all for attending was a nice evening great exhibition and great company :)

    December 1, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    il be at the front entrance at 7pm , please contact me if need be my number is[masked] Thanks

    November 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Rachida no problem at all, see you soon

      November 30, 2012

  • Ahmed M.

    I will be happy to join for food or coffee after, if u guys are planning to do that!

    November 27, 2012

    • Ahmed M.

      Thanks Imran.. Inshallah, will meetup with all of you soon :-)

      November 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      sounds great look forward to seeing you :)

      November 29, 2012

  • Nora

    I will definitely try to join you, but not 100 % sure yet regarding my availability.

    November 29, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Nora would be great for us all to see you if you can make it , more the merrier :)

      November 29, 2012

  • Hind

    It sounds good!
    It's a shame, I can't come this Friday :(
    I have another commitment, next time insh'Allah

    November 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hope to see you again Hind inshallah

      1 · November 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    @ Emine and to all if we could all meet up at the V&A at the Cromwell gardens front entrance. Thanks guys see you all there :)

    November 29, 2012

  • Cebic

    Guys, shall we meet at the reception area at 7pm?

    November 27, 2012

  • Fadi

    Hi Imran,

    Thanks, will do..will text you my number and call you at the date..

    See you soon Inshallah..

    November 24, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Fadi you can call me on[masked] look forward to seeing you :)

    November 24, 2012

  • Fadi

    Hi,

    It will be nice to come to such event, any contact i can call once i arrive to the event ?

    November 24, 2012

  • Marouen

    Very good expo but not too big. You can do it in 20 minutes.

    November 22, 2012

  • A former member

    A former member changed the date and time to Friday, November 30, 2012 at 7:00 PM

    November 18, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Open to ideas to get a consensus on when this is best for everyone to attend ! How does Friday the 30th of November at around 7pm sound would people be cool with that ?

    1 · November 18, 2012

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