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Light from the Middle East: New Photography

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.

Nov 13-Apr 7 2013  Opening times  10.00 to 17.45 daily  10.00 to 22.00 Fridays Full details here

Tal Shochat, ‘Pomegranate (Rimon)’

Manal Al-Dowayan

Yto Barrada, ‘Bricks (Briques)’

Waheeda Malullah, from the series ‘Light’

Nermine Hammam, ‘The Break’, from the series ‘Upekkha’, 2011

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. MORE Here