Light from the Middle East: New Photography

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the works that are on display are of high calibre, and the exhibition successfully displays the incredible talents of the artists originating from a middle eastern origin. however, I have a problem with the curators. they have successfully managed to pigeonhole and reduce a highly nuanced and culturally diverse region under the umbrella term 'the middle east'. nothing radical has been undertaken by the V&A to really change our outlook on the middle east, in contrast to their mission statement about the exhibition which claims to dispel any 'stereotypes' assuming by stereotypes they mean terrorism, war and oppression? displaying incredibly complex works that tackle a multitude of social and cultural themes, and passing them off as displays of 'middle easterns' who act 'western' is in no way a justified attempt to dispel stereotypes, and sways more towards western propaganda. sort it out V&A!!!!!