Universes in Universe

For an optimal view of our website, please rotate your tablet horizontally.

Next to Here

Young Photographers from North Africa and the Middle East, 28 Sept. - 5 Nov. 2014, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo.
Sep 2014

The exhibition Next To Here presents 18 photographic works by young documentary photographers from North Africa and the Middle East. The works originated in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and in the United Arab Emirates. The works were produced in the context of 10 photography workshops in MENA organized by the Goethe-Institut and its local partners in 2013 and 2014.

The Cairo workshop, led by Rana El Nemr and Jens Liebchen, was a cooperation between Goethe-Institut Kairo and Contemporary Images Collective and resulted in an exhibition earlier this year (Layer of Green).

Next To Here is a selection from a total of 74 photographic works. It offers visual narratives about the world right at the doorstep - “next to here” and in our time. These photographic works explore landscape, both urban and rural, and they portray people. All of them share a decided interest in the world surrounding us, and in the people who live in it.

In the months to come, the exhibition will be presented in Dubai, Khartum, Amman, Ramallah and other cities of the Arab world.

Curator:
Constanze Wicke (Leipzig, Germany)
Photographers:
Karim Aboukelila
Elsadig Mohamed Ahmed
Maryam Ahmed
Mai al Shazly
Qaïs Assali
Fatima al Yousef
Shadi Baker
Othman Benjakkal
Mejdi el Bekri
Tarek el Marzougui
Gailan Haji Omar
Awel Haouati
Alaaeddin Jaber
Hussam Manasrah
Nadia Mounier
Manar Moursi
Boris Oue
Marwan Tahtah
Workshop Leaders:
Peter Bialobrzeski (Bremen), Nadine Fraczkowski (Frankfurt), Jens Liebchen (Berlin), André Lützen (Berlin), Rana El Nemr (Cairo), Andreas Rost (Berlin), Andy Spyra (Berlin), Saad Tazi (Casablanca), Heinrich Völkel (Münich), Maurice Weiss (Berlin)
Workshop Partners:
Musée Public National d’Art Moderne & Contemporain, Agence Algérienne pour le Rayonnement Culturel, Maison de l’Image in Tunis, Contemporary Image Collective in Kairo, Darat Al Tasweer in Amman, Khalil Sakakini Cultural Center in Ramallah, Sudanese Photographers Group und Africa City for Technology in Khartum, Taschkeel in Dubai.
Catalogue:
A printed catalogue (90 pages) is available in four languages.
Download here
Organizers:
Goethe-Institut Kairo & Contemporary Image Collective
More information:
www.ciccairo.com

(From press information)

Next to Here

Young Photographers from North Africa and the Middle East

28 September - 5 November 2014

Contemporary Image Collective

20 Safia Zaghloul St.
El Munira
Egypt
Website Email

Organizers:
Goethe-Institut Cairo & Contemporary Image Collective

Curator: Constanze Wicke

In the months to come, the exhibition will be presented in Dubai, Khartum, Amman, Ramallah and other cities of the Arab world.

Nafas
Back to Top