Light from the Middle East

February 24, 2013 § Leave a comment

Light from the Middle East: New Photography at the V&A, in London, presents work by artists from across the Middle East (spanning North Africa to Central Asia), living in the region and in diaspora.

'The Break, from the series 'Upekkha', 2011, by Nermine Hammam.

‘The Break, from the series ‘Upekkha’, 2011, by Nermine Hammam.

The exhibition explores the ways in which these artists investigate the language and techniques of photography. Some use the camera to record or bear witness, while others subvert that process to reveal how surprisingly unreliable a photograph can be.

'Saida in Green' by Hassan Hajjaj,

‘Saida in Green’ by Hassan Hajjaj,

The works range from documentary photographs and highly staged tableaux to images manipulated beyond recognition. The variety of approaches is appropriate to the complexities of a vast and diverse region.

Source: V&A

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