Emirati Identity through Photographs

This panel will explore the representation of Emirati culture and identity in photography, from the early days of the nation till today. Dr Jane Bristol-Rhys, an Associate Professor of Anthropology at Zayed University with a special interest in Emirati social history and the legacy of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, will speak about the representation of identity, drawing in part on photographs in the Emirati Expressions exhibition. Dr Saif Al Bedwawi, a distinguished Emirati Historian and currently a Senior Researcher in the Cultural and Information Department, Ajman, will speak about UAE history and its representation in photographs from the 50s through to the 70s.

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