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Green Art Gallery Dubai presents "Wounds" a new series of works by Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh

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The people, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 50 X 75 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Al Kashoosh, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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The Creation of Freedom, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 50 X 75 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Equality, Dignity, Freedom, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Heaven, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Physician's Oath, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Rapture, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Rising once again, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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The Dungeons, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 100 X 150 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Tsunami, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 50 X 75 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Untitled, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 50 X 75 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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The Epic, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 100 X 150 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Pulls, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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United, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
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Strike of dignity, 2012 Printed on Cotton Rag Fine Art Archival Paper 70 X 105 Cm © Courtesy of the artist and Green Art Gallery
Green Art Gallery Dubai presents "Wounds" a new series of works by Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh

Al Quoz 1, Street 8, AlSerkal Avenue, Unit 28
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
September 10th, 2012 - October 29th, 2012
Opening: September 10th, 2012 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Jaber Al Azmeh, Green Art Gallery Dubai, 2012, photography, Syrian Revolution

DESCRIPTION

For the opening of the fall season, Green Art Gallery will be presenting ‘Wounds’, a series of works by Syrian photographer Jaber Al Azmeh. This series began and evolved along with the revolutionary movements happening in Syria during the crucial first ten months that the country was in turmoil.

Photographing individuals from his social circle, including those who were actively part of the revolutionary movement, Al Azmeh asked his subjects to re-enact and perform the stories that they had witnessed or heard about from what was happening in the streets.

As the protests and violence increased, Al Azmeh along with many other activists and critics of the current regime had to leave their country for their own safety. Isolated and left with only stories that he heard about the events unfolding within Syria, Al Azmeh eventually became the protagonist of his own work, re-enacting and photographing himself as he transformed from social observer to social activist.
Images of the conflict in Syria have been exploited by the media to such an extent, that it may be argued that the image of violence itself has come to define the whole area. Using a camera, the object which played perhaps the most important role in recording and transmitting all the events that have unraveled over the last 18 months, Al Azmeh was very conscious of how journalistic photography objectifies its victims. By highlighting only the outline of the individual’s body as it was in movement, his photographs eliminate the personalization that would occur by depicting an individual’s characteristics. His work is not about the individual, or Syria alone for that matter, it is about the universal collective who struggle against the face of their very own right to freedom.

Born in Damascus in 1973, Jaber Al Azmeh is photographer based in Doha, Qatar. He received his BFA in Visual Communications at Damascus University. In addition to being a professional photographer since 1998, he was also a resident professor at the International University of Science & Technology in Damascus since 2006.