Wednesday 30 September 2020

Final week of 'The Place I Call Home' photo exhibit

MANAMA, January 28, 2020

The Place I Call Home photography exhibition is marking its last week at the Bahrain Museum Art Centre, being on display till January 31.

The exhibition, brought to Bahrain by the British Council and curated by David Drake from Ffotogallery, uses photography and film to examine the notion of ‘home’, exploring stories of culture and heritage across the UK and the Gulf.

The exhibition was opened on January 15 by Roderick Drummond, the British ambassador in Bahrain, Shaikha Hala bin Mohamed Al Khalifa, general director of Culture and Arts, Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities, British Council Bahrain director, Richard Rooze, and exhibition curator David Drake.

The exhibition programme has seen successful interactive talks, workshops and a portfolio review where exhibition curator and artists engaged with student photographers and school children.

On display are the works by Bahraini resident artists Hussain Almosawi & Mariam Alarab and selected artists that explore the notion of home across the UK and Gulf countries.

The photography duo Hussain Almosawi & Mariam Alarab stated: “Earlier in February 2019, we worked on a photography project documenting six stories of Bahrainis who made the UK their home, discussing with them topics such as identity, immigration, citizenship, opportunities, and many other contemporary issues related to the home. It was extremely interesting to explore how people shift perspectives of home when they immigrate to a new place throughout the project."

The work produced titled “Beyond Home” is a collaborative documentary that utilises oral narratives and portraiture. We are so thankful for all the participants who shared their stories,” they said. - TradeArabia News Service


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