Anonymous, 14 Jul 2020
Research on Middle East, Islam and digital media
keyword: photography

Book: Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspectives

The book considers the dynamics at play for Iranian artists as they confront their cultural past as well as issues of contemporaneity and cultural specificity. Contemporary Iranian Art includes major work by acclaimed Iranian artists such as Mahmoud Bakhshi, Shadi Ghadirian, Barbad Golshiri, Marcos Grigorian, Farhad Moshiri, Shirin Neshat, Sohrab Sepehri, Mitra Tabrizian, Parviz Tanavoli and Charles Hossein Zenderoudi.

New Book: Democratic Desert: The War in Syria

Democratic Desert is a comprehensive photo journalistic book about the war in Syria. This book shows a gruesome story without any constraint. It also contains a stunning essay by British war correspondent Antony Loyd, and a DVD with a forceful documentary film made by King during his stay in Syria.

New Book: View From the Inside: Contemporary Arab Photography, Video and Mixed Media Art

View From Inside is an expansive presentation of contemporary Arab photography, video, and mixed media art from the Middle East and North Africa. The book shows the works of 49 leading Arab artists from 13 different countries. The works reflect the emergence of photographic, video and digital art as important forms of creative visual expression in the Arab world since the 1990s. The artworks address a broad range of issues that the artists themselves have defined as important to the modern Arab experience.

New Book: Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

The book is a portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011. The story is told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Created in close collaboration with artists on the frontlines of the battle, the book documents how they converted the streets into a dynamic newspaper of the people, providing a much needed alternative to the propaganda-fueled media.

Call for panel presentations: Iran-Iraq War Photography and Visual Anthropological Approaches

May 29, 2014 – Jan 31, 2014
The Royal Anthropological Institute
Dr.P. Khosronejad
journalism, photography, Iran, Iraq
Jan 8, 2014

New Book: Cairo: Images of Transition: Perspectives on Visuality in Egypt 2011-2013

The book offers a broad range of artistic and academic works that examine the relationship between aesthetics and politics in the wake of the Egyptian revolution of January 25, 2011. With an emphasis on the political processes of 2011-2012, it traces the shifting status of the image as a communicative tool, a witness to history, and an active agent for change.

New Book: She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World

The book introduces the pioneering work of twelve leading women photographers from Iran and the Arab world: Jananne Al-Ani, Boushra Almutawakel, Gohar Dashti, Rana El Nemr, Lalla Essaydi, Shadi Ghadirian, Tanya Habjouqa, Rula Halawani, Nermine Hammam, Rania Matar, Shirin Neshat, and Newsha Tavakolian.

7th International Conference: "Popular Culture in the Middle East and North Africa"

Apr 11, 2014 – Apr 13, 2014
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane
John Shoup
comics, art, photography, Middle East, cultural studies, Africa, music, film
Dec 16, 2013
Gruber, Christiane and Haugbolle, Sune (eds.), Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image. Indiana University Press abstract full text
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