press release

In the West, the Arab world has become synonymous with confrontation and violence. Terrorist attacks, the war in Iraq, the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, modernists and fundamentalists; all dominate global news daily.

But how representative is this of a region that extends from Morocco to Oman, from Syria to Sudan? How does the way those within this region see themselves relate to how the region is seen from outside? How do Arab photographers look at their society and themselves? At the heart of NAZAR lie stories hidden behind the headlines and images challenging our image of a world we thought we knew.

In over 100 images from Arab and Western photographers, many of whom are making their UK premiere at Q Arts, NAZAR - Arabic for seeing and reflection - provides a unique insight into the quality and diversity of contemporary Arab photography.

NAZAR is a Noorderlicht Photofestival exhibition toured in partnership with Q Arts and the Photography Gallery in Dublin. Noorderlicht Photofestival in Groningen, Holland has been running since 1990 and stems from the longest established photography gallery in the Netherlands. Pressetext

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photography from and about the Arab countries
Noorderlicht Photography

mit Tarek Al-Ghoussein, Nadia Benchallal, Hicham Benohoud, Paul Blackmore, Bruno Boudjejal , Nabil Boutros, Alison Bradley, Matthias Bruggmann, Omar D., Denis Dailleux , Wouter Deruytter, Lalla Essaydi, Hala Elkoussy, Reem Al Faisal , Ymane Fakhir, Marc Garanger, Rawi Hage, Rula Halawani, Farida Hamak, Gaston Zvi Ickovicz, Monique Jacot , Ahmed Jadallah, Ed Kashi, Thomas Kneubühler , Zbigniew Kosc, Jeroen Kramer, Benjamin Lowy, Lehnert & Landrock, Diana Matar, Youssef Nabil, Annette den Ouden , Max Pam, Paolo Pellegrin, Randa Shaath, Kryn Taconis, Lars Tunbjörk, Ilkka Uimonen, Van Leo

05.09.04 - 24.10.04 Noorderlicht Photography, Groningen
02.12.05 - 29.01.06 Gallery of Photography, Dublin
25.02.06 - 25.04.06 Q Arts Gallery, Derby
25.05.05 - 31.07.05 Langhans Galerie, Prag