Gathering Photographs, Shaping Collective Memory


WHEN March 8, 2015
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

Susan Meiselas presents the process of creating Kurdistan: In the Shadow of History. This ground-breaking project was constructed in collaboration with a team of international researchers, and it integrated Meiselas's own photographs with the work of diverse image makers—from missionaries and eccentric travelers to anthropologists and colonial administrators. The project explores distinct historical perspectives through the innovative juxtaposition of primary materials. The result is a visual history for a country without a national archive, in book form and as the pioneering website akaKURDISTAN (1998), an online archive of collective memory to continue an ongoing cultural exchange.

Simultaneous Arabic interpretation will be provided. 

Image: Jamal Keder Osman shows a picture he carries of himself as a peshmerga fighter from the 1963 rebellion. Northern Iraq, 1991 Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

In conversation with
  • Shelley Rice, Arts Professor, Individuals

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