Group Photography Exhibition
Mon Jan 12 | Opening night 7pm
Tue Jan 20 | GPP Talks with Everyday Middle East founder Lindsay Mackenzie and contributor Ahmad Mousa (Register Here)
Exhibition runs from Jan 12 – Feb 26, 2015
Located in Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, D36, Al Quoz, Dubai
Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) has collaborated with Everyday Middle East (@everydaymiddleeast) to exhibit a collection of images by their contributors; photographers who are redefining photographic representation of the region through social media.
Everyday Middle East is an Instagram feed featuring mobile phone images by 25 professional photographers working in the Middle East and North Africa. Founded in March 2014, Everyday Middle East has collected more than 46,000 followers on Instagram with 520 mobile phone photos posted in the last 8 months. Everyday Middle East is part of a network of Everyday Projects, which also include Everyday Africa, Everyday Asia and Everyday USA. The projects cross-publish with each other and are currently collaborating to create a non-profit organization.
“By sharing everyday images from our daily lives, we hope to present a more realistic vision of the region and to work against the stereotypes and visual tropes that so often characterize the region in the mainstream media” - Lindsay Mackenzie, Everyday Middle East founder.
GPP will be exhibiting 90 images from the Everyday Middle East series. Free to attend and open to the public, the exhibition will run from January 12 to February 26, 2014 in the GPP gallery space in Alserkal Avenue. As part of the exhibition, GPP will also organise a talk and photowalk; more details to be released soon.
All 25 contributors are professional photographers who live or work frequently in the Middle East and are a mixture of expats, dual citizens and locals. They are working photographers that include members of Getty Images, Panos Pictures and Rawiya Collective. They have won multiple World Press Photo awards, among others, and are regular contributors to the world's leading news publications, including The New York Times, New Yorker, National Geographic and more.
Tamara Abdul Hadi (@tamarabdul)
Samuel Aranda (@samuel_aranda13)
Iman Al-Dabbagh (@photosbyiman)
Faisal Al Fouzan (@faisalthef)
Sarah Dea (@_sarahdea_)
David Degner (@degnerd)
Bryan Denton (@bdentonphoto)
Laura El-Tantawy (@laura_eltantawy)
Tanya Habjouqa (@habjouqa)
Kiana Hayeri (@kianahayeri)
Lindsay Mackenzie (@lindsay_mackenzie)
Natalie Naccache (@natnacphotos)
Wissam Nassar (@wissamgaza)
Ed Ou (@edouphoto)
Holly Pickett (@hollypicketpix)
Alex Kay Potter (@alexkpotter)
Silvia Razgova (@silviarazgova)
Hanif Shoaei (@hanifshoaei)
Mohamed Somji (@msomji)
Newsha Tavakolian (@newshatavakolian)
Tara Todras-Whitehill (@taratwphoto)
Join us for GPP Talks with Everyday Middle East founder Lindsay Mackenzie and contributor Ahmad Mousa on January 20th at the GPP gallery space in Alserkal Avenue. The talk is free to attend, however registration is required (Register Here).