About the Book:
Arab Photography Now shows the visual dynamics of Arab photography in all its fascinating beauty, revealing a rich new aesthetic. We see works of great political and cultural relevance by thirty-six photographers. Their visual imagery constitutes an exciting and instructive journey for the reader. Each of the contributing photographers was asked to supply a statement on his or her life and experience as an artist.
Many of the artistic expressions conveyed by these twenty-two Arab photographers address bicultural and bi-national narratives, thereby embodying the fleeting spatial and temporal landscapes that they inhabit. Those who have chosen to stay in their home countries, e.g. Palestine, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, or the Gulf region, disclose a fascination with forms and methods of artistic practices as well as with the politics of ‘representations’ in journeys towards a self-determined modernity.
About the Author:
Rose Issa is a curator, writer and producer who has championed visual art and film from the Arab world and Iran for nearly 30 years. She has lived in Iran, Lebanon, France and, for the last 20 years, London, where from her private project space in Kensington she showcases upcoming and established artists, and produces exhibitions and publications with public and private institutions worldwide, including Tate Britain, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt (HKW), Berlin, and the Hermitage Museum, St.Petersburg.
Name: Arab Photography Now
Publisher: Kehrer Verlag
Author: Rose Issa
Price: AED 145
Dimensions: 9.5 x 1 x 11.8 inches
Pages: 240 pages