Markazi (New York)


WHEN February 5 - May 30, 2018
WHERE 19 Washington Square North WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute in New York Open to the Public

Markazi is an exhibition of family portraits and photographs of daily life taken in Djibouti’s Markazi camp for refugees from Yemen. This collaboration between Nadia Benchallal and Nathalie Peutz also features the work of nine Markazi residents who collaborated with Benchallal and Peutz over the course of a year.

Benchallal, who is based in France, studied at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City. Her photographs have appeared in international publications such as Le Monde, Geo, El País, Time Magazine, Die Zeit, New York Times, La República, Della Donna and Newsweek.

Peutz, who teaches in the Arab Crossroads Studies Program at NYUAD, conducts research focusing on forced migration, displacement and immobility, conservation and development, and identity and heritage in the Arab world and the Western Indian Ocean region.


Exhibition is open Mondays to Fridays, from 9am to 5pm.  Please call the 19 Washington Square North reception desk at (212) 992-7200 prior to arriving to ensure the exhibition is available for viewing. 

Nadia Benchallal, Award-winning French-Algerian photographer

Nathalie Peutz, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, NYUAD

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