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Exhibition of photographs by Latif Al-Ani, Iraqi photographer who worked for the Iraqi Ministry of Information and News Agency and for an illustrated publication of the Iraqi Oil Company Bagdad. His images depict a country and society shaken by changes: the fall of the monarchy in 1958, the rapprochement and subsequent withdrawal from the Soviet sphere, the conflict with Iran, the two Gulf wars with the United States, the resulting civil war and today’s terrorism. When Saddam Hussein came to power after a series of coups and assassinations, Latif Al-Ani was banned from taking photographs in public spaces. His name and work disappeared, and the state archives containing publications illustrated with his images were looted or destroyed during the bombing of Baghdad in 2003. Barely two thousand copies of his entire work have survived, thanks to a donation to the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut by his Moroccan admirer and colleague Yto Barrada. Free admission.

 

When: from 29/04/2022 to 10/07/2022

La Virreina Centre de la Imatge

Where: Palau de la Virreina. La Rambla, 99. Barcelona