Akram Zaatari

born 1966

Akram Zaatari, ‘Sha’ia Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1970s. Hashem el Madani’ 2007
Sha’ia Studio Shehrazade, Saida, Lebanon, 1970s. Hashem el Madani 2007
© Akram Zaatari, courtesy Hashem el Madani and Arab Image Foundation, Beirut
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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.

Zaatari was selected to represent Lebanon at the 2013 Venice Biennale by Sam Bardaouil and Till Fellrath, curators for the Lebanese Pavilion.

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