About the Book:
Now on the brink of gentrification and urban re-planning. Memories of Satwa is a photographic memoir of one of Dubai’s oldest and most popular neighbourhoods. Combined with photographs captured and compiled by photographer and long-time Dubai expat Jalal Abuthina, this book also features a historical introduction to the area by Professor Yasser El Sheshtawy of the Urban Research Lab, UAE University of Al Ain. "Memories of Satwa" includes rare images of residents and parts of Satwa that have been documented over the past decade, with some of the areas featured (such as parts of the Emirati neighbourhood of Al Shabia) now completely demolished. In May 2016, images from the book were featured on Becky Anderson's "Connecting the World" show on CNN international and since it's launch has received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews from several major news and art publications in the country such as The National and Harpers Bazaar Art Arabia to name a few.
About the Photographer:
Jalal Abuthina, is half-Irish and half-Libyan but has been a resident of Dubai for more than 20 years. He is the creator, photographer, writer and publisher of a 3-set series of books about Dubai, published under the name Inside Dubai. Produced as an alternative to the city's PR driven and overtly commercial representation, Inside Dubai offers an in-depth visual account of the older districts of the city that has been documented over a 10 year period. Abuthina also runs a boutique photo agency in Dubai specialising in professional coverage and management of photography and video requirements for corporate events and business conferences.
Name: Memories of Satwa
Publisher: Inside Dubai
Photographer: Jalal Abuthina
Languages: English, Arabic, Russian
Price: AED 130
Dimensions: A5 (210 x 148 mm)
Cover: Gate fold insert 300 gsm food board
Pages: 112 pages + 8 pages Gate fold insert x 2 + 4 pages cover
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