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 1966 in 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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Artworks

Film and audio

Akram Zaatari: Photographs, YouTube and memory

The Lebanese artist introduces his work in film and photography

Features

Documents for the world: Tate Modern New Displays I

Simon Baker , Boris Mikhailov and Mitch Epstein

The documentary photograph has a history as old as the art itself, but recent practitioners from across the globe, some ...

A centre of intelligence

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Mathaf: The Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha, Qatar

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