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Light from the Middle East: New Photography

  • Nov 30, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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Contemporary photography from and about the Middle East by 30 artists working across 13 countries, including Abbas from Iran, Egyptian Youssef Nabil and Walid Raad from Lebanon. The work reflects on the political events that have effected the region over the past 20 years, as well as the social and religious life of its people.

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

Meeting Point: 7pm - by the main Reception (Info desk) - main entrance

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  • Elaine

    Interesting and enthused with strength from a culture that is usually oppressed to visual opinion. Beautifully displayed.

    December 5, 2012

  • Patrick

    I really loved the exhibition. Kicked my creative juices in :) I seemed to have lost everyone on the evening. I looked around and phoned, but the place was so packed and noisy - which was really great. It was nice to say "hi" at the start of the evening though.

    December 2, 2012

  • Jim N.

    The images, to some extent personified the unrest and the resentment fermenting against the freedom and liberty of women subjected to religious and political influences in Arab Countries. I suppose it was good photography, as the exhibits did stimulate the mind and emotions. Thanks Chessie for organizing this.

    December 1, 2012

  • Chessie

    Good to catch up with you guys in all that V&A madness :) Exhibition was interesting and the tribal music pretty good too :)

    December 1, 2012

  • Praveen

    I am here (information counter)...where can I find you guys :-)

    November 30, 2012

    • Chessie

      Easier way to find us would maybe be to call? I've emailed my contact number earlier today.

      November 30, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry cant make it but hope you enjoy it!

    November 30, 2012

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