This second publication of Madani’s work introduces photography in the public space. Hashem el Madani: Promenades is an exploration of photography’s ties to urban spaces, particularly in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, at a time when lightweight cameras enabled itinerant photographers to offer their services to people in places of promenade. This book mainly focuses on two locations: the green fields around the train track in Ain El Helweh, South-East end of Saida, and the fishermen’s port during Bahr El Eid festivities held for El Adha and El Fitr holidays.
Published by the Arab Image Foundation and Mind the gap in 2007
16.8 x 22.2 x 1.6 cm