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akram zaatari

born in saida, lebanon, in 1966, akram zaatari is an artist who lives and works in beirut. throughout his oeuvre, zaatari has been exploring issues pertinent to postwar lebanon. a collector of testimonies, documents, and objects, his search focuses on the mediation of territorial conflicts and wars, the logic of religious and national resistance, and the production and circulation of images in the context of a geographically divided middle east. 

zaatari is a co-founder of the arab image foundation (beirut), through which he has developed works by collecting, studying, and archiving a subjective photographic history, most notably studying the work of lebanese photographer hashem el madani (1928-), as a register of social relationships and of photographic practices.

 


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