Akram Zaatari Bashasha (left) and a friend. Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, late 1950s. Hashem el Madani 2007

Artwork details

Artist
Akram Zaatari born 1966
Title
Bashasha (left) and a friend. Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, late 1950s. Hashem el Madani
Date 2007
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Image: 191 x 289 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate International Council 2008
Reference
P79493
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“Films inspired people a lot. They came to perform kissing in front of a camera. In a conservative society such as Saida, people were willing to play the kiss between two people of the same sex, but very rarely between a man and a woman. I remember only one couple who came to the studio and kissed in front of the camera, and they were not married. The rest of them were people of the same sex. One of them plays the woman, while the other plays the man.”

June 2011

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