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FAZAL SHEIKH

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FAZAL SHEIKH
Curated by: Carlos Gollonet

Keizersgracht 401
1016 EK Amsterdam
Netherlands
September 5th, 2009 - November 29th, 2009

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.huismarseille.nl
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Canal Girdle
EMAIL:  
info@huismarseille.nl
PHONE:  
31 20 5318989
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sun 11-6
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

The American photographer Fazal Sheikh (1965) is no stranger to the Netherlands. In his previous exhibitions held at the Nederlands Fotomuseum (1997, 2001) and during the photograhy festival Noorderlicht (1997), he showed his impressive portraits of homeless people and refugees in African and Asia. By now Fazal Sheikh has developed his body of work substantially. In monumental and tranquil black/white portraits, Sheikh gives names and faces to the people in refugee camps in Kenya, Tanzania and Pakistan. He also records their stories in extensive statements. Huis Marseille brings these and other series together in a retrospective, which has been realized in close collaboration with the artist, curator Carlos Gollonet and FondaciĆ³n MAPFRE in Madrid.