Light from the Middle East: New Photography

Art, Photography
4 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
'Saida in Green', Hassan Hajjaj, 2000

An exhibition of recent art photography from the Middle East, looking at the styles and approaches of work currently being produced and how it offers multiple viewpoints of the region through personal, social, religious and political perspectives. Featuring more than 90 works from artists based across the region, the photographs will investigate shifting societies, political upheaval and religious life. Artists on show include established names such as Abbas (Iran), Youssef Nabil (Egypt) and Walid Raad (Lebanon).


Event phone: 020 7907 7073
Event website:

Average User Rating

4 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:0
  • 4 star:1
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
1 person listening

This was suprisingly a hit. Travelling from the North I had to carefully pick what to see in the short time that I had in London. There are several rooms of Photos which depict many aspects of a life that is unknown to many in the west. Bodies in morgues, conflict scenes and the dominance of belief in the absence of anything else were the overiding threads of the pictures. A good, free exhibition that the V&A does so well.