Watch out for Digitent and Middle East Archive’s Joint Exhibition of “An Archive Of Love” !

This Cairo Photo Week, creative agency Digitent have joined together with Middle East Archive to present the “AN ARCHIVE OF LOVE” exhibition – showing from the 9th to the 18th of February, 5 PM at 6 Nabarawy St, Downtown Cairo.

Visually expressed through the medium of Photography, the exhibition is a sincere proclamation of a prominent theme that takes on so many forms across the region – ‘LOVE’. “A theme that is often reduced to a westernized one-size-fits-all or an orientalist wet dream, ” comments Nour Regaya, an editor of MEAs ‘An Archive of Love’.

For the first time, Middle East Archive are to showcase their visual and curatorial excellence in the Middle East, a momentous affair that is very dear to both parties. The exhibition will be in the heart of Downtown Cairo, with doors opening to the public this coming weekend.

“In a region where there’s a lot of struggle and political instability, it’s so important for us to highlight creativity as a portal for expression.”

“I think there’s so much beauty in how people across the Middle East always find a way to showcase their love & rise from the ashes unscathed, no matter what.”

CEO & Co-Founder of Digitent, Nirvana Bebars.

With open invitations to the public, this exhibition will take you on a journey of love. Underlining the many forms of love that fuel the streets, homes and hearts of the region – from the discreet, the platonic, the spiritual, paternal, fraternal and more – these earnest photographings display the truest forms of love.

HERE IS A LIST OF THE TALENT BEING SHOWCASED:

ABBAS: JDIDA, 1991 – مغرب, CAIRO, 2004 – مصر

FRANS LEMMENS: KASSITA, 2012 – مغرب

JAY ULLAL: BEIRUT, 1983 – لبنان

MIKE GOLDWATER: JERICHO, 1998 – فلسطين

PHILIPPE DAMONVILLE: MANAKHAH, 2008 – اليمن

RAYMOND DEPARDON: BEIRUT, 1979 – لبنان

REZA: SAKRAN, 2015 – كردستان العراق

ROMAISA BADDAR: ESSAOUIRA, 2022 – مغرب

SALVA CAMPILLO: CASABLANCA, 2007 – مغرب

TOR EIGELAND: JORDAN’S EAST BANK, 1969 – الأردن

© Beit Hanoun, Palestine 2001, Kai Wiedenhöfer

If you are looking to celebrate love during the month of love, this exhibition is perfect for you.

Buy your tickets now for full-week access HERE 

And if you are not in Cairo but don’t want to miss out, Middle East Archives’ ‘An Archive of Love‘ features so many adoring photographs you can enjoy in the comfort of your home.

GET YOUR OWN COPY OF MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVES “AN ARCHIVE OF LOVE” BEFORE IT IS SOLD OUT!

AN ARCHIVE OF LOVE 

أرشيف الحب

This book is a sincere visual exploration and celebration of love in the Middle East and North Africa. The candour of street photography proves to be essential when dealing with love: a theme that is often reduced to a westernized one-size-fits-all or an orientalist wet dream. These photographs are captured when the lens searches beyond the unrest for manifestations of love in all its forms on the streets of the MENA region: the subtle, the indiscreet, the romantic, the platonic, the spiritual, the paternal, and the fraternal. 

€49.00

Available on MIDDLEASTARCHIVE

CHECK OUT MIDDLE EAST ARCHIVE AND DIGITENT‘S INSTAGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Born and Raised in Abu Dhabi, Palestinian creative Dujanah Jarrar reports on all things imaginative, immediate and intimate. Passionate about shifting perceptions and cultivating insight, her writings carry themes of cultural placement, identity and representation, exploring what innovative collaboration and creativity mean today.
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