Akram Zaatari Students of Aisha Om el Mo’minin School for Girls. Ibtissam Hashisho (right) and a school friend. School courtyard, Saida, Lebanon, 1948-49. Hashem el Madani 2007

Artwork details

Artist
Akram Zaatari born 1966
Title
Students of Aisha Om el Mo’minin School for Girls. Ibtissam Hashisho (right) and a school friend. School courtyard, Saida, Lebanon, 1948-49. Hashem el Madani
Date 2007
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Image: 150 x 227 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by Tate International Council 2008
Reference
P79429
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“The school was headed by Nafissa Kotob, who was the aunt of my friend Sami Kotob. She would ask me to photograph the students twice a year. I would request them to bring me a chair and a table in order to articulate the space of the picture - this was especially important when more than one person was in the frame. Girls from wealthy families purchased their uniforms at the beginning of the year, whereas others would often wait until the middle of the year.”

June 2011

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