Akram Zaatari

born 1966

Akram Zaatari, ‘Ahmad el Abed, a tailor. Madani’s parents’ home, the studio, Saida, Lebanon, 1948-53. Hashem el Madani’ 2007
Ahmad el Abed, a tailor. Madani’s parents’ home, the studio, Saida, Lebanon, 1948-53. Hashem el Madani 2007
© Akram Zaatari, courtesy Hashem el Madani and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
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Biography

Akram Zaatari (born in 1966 Sidon, Lebanon) is a filmmaker, photographer, archival artist and curator. In 1997, he co-founded the Arab Image Foundation with photographers Fouad Elkoury, and Samer Mohdad. His work is largely based on collecting, studying and archiving the photographic history of the Arab World. Akram Zaatari has been selected to represent Lebanon at the 2013 Venice Biennale by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, curators for the Lebanese Pavilion.

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