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True to Life?
New Photography from the Middle East

True to Life? <br />New Photography from the Middle East

Location: Birmingham Museum

7th June 2014 - 4th January 2015


An exhibition of incredible contemporary photographs by internationally-acclaimed artists from the Middle East.

'True to Life? New Photography from the Middle East' encourages visitors to question the authenticity of what appears to be represented in photography, and explores what is real, staged or imaginary. 

The exhibition features a selection of loaned works from the British Museum and Victoria & Albert (V&A) Museum’s fascinating collection of major names and emerging talents in photography from the Middle East. These will be shown alongside works from Birmingham’s own collection.

From Morocco to Afghanistan, True to Life? takes visitors on a journey investigating the role of photography in the Middle East and considers debates surrounding migration and the representation of women. 

In galleries 12 & 13. Free entry.

 Up-coming events for this exhibition:

Sat 22nd Nov, 2pm: talk and exhibition tour on Gendering the Gaze: Women, Men and the Politics of Looking in the Middle East. Tickets £5 (£3) 

 Image: 'Sadia in Green' by Hassan Hajjaj. © the artist / Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Art Fund Collection of Middle Eastern Photography at the V&A and the British Museum.

Supported by the Art Fund