Tuesday, August 22, 2006

CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS

James Moore, of the John Moore Foundation, a highly prestigious organization that has a long history of supporting the arts in the UK (the prestigious John Moore Prize for painters amongst other art projects that are funded in Liverpool) approached Mai Ghoussoub of Saqi books to express his sorrow and anger at the Israeli aggression on Lebanon and asked her if she would be interested in curating/organizing an exhibition about Lebanon to take place during the Liverpool Biennale which is due to start on 15 September.

James Moore has put a 5 storey building at the disposal of local artists to exhibit during the Biennale, and he is offering 2 floors for a show on Lebanon.

The idea is to ask Lebanese people, those who have been affected by the war and those who have lived through its traumatic period, to express through taking one or 2 photographs how they felt, and feel now, about the war and how it has affected and altered their lives.

The hope is not to receive photographs of physical damages such as destruction of buildings and roads etc., of which there is abundance in the media.



UMAM -Documentation and Research-is taking in charge the organization from the Lebanese side and will be curating this exhibition in Beirut as soon as possible.

Photos from film camera, digital camera and mobile phone camera are welcome.

There is no age limit



Deadline September 05 2006 at 6 pm

Size for photos that will be sent by email: 1000 pixels (the largest side of the photo) in RGB mode saved in Jpeg 6

Make sure that the file is saved under your name

Please send your digital photos at hagegilbert@gmail.com

For prints please call 03760581 or 03235753

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