Photographs are a compelling part of our everyday lives with historic, political, and very personal associations and implications. This panel discusses the establishment, evolution, and current goals of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF), a not-for-profit organization that collects, studies, preserves, and promotes photography from the Middle East. The panelists also offer information about fine arts photographs from one of the pre-eminent collections in the world, The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Image credit: Pipe construction, Iraq, 1961, Latif el Ani, Latif el Ani collection, Arab Image Foundation.

Debra Hess Norris, Henry Francis DuPont Chair of Fine Arts, University of Delaware

Nora Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Moderated by

Shamoon Zamir Associate Professor of Literary and Visual Studies, NYUAD


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