Buckner W. Clay Lecture: Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh, Photographer

Friday, September 10, 2021
TBD | Virtual

Dr. Eid-Sabbagh's will present on her photographic practice, collective work processes, engagement with digital and family archives and work as member of the Arab Image Foundation

Frictional Conversations is based on an extended stay in Burj al-Shamali, a Palestinian refugee camp southeast of Tyre, in southern Lebanon, where I lived between 2006 and 2011, and have been working since 2001. During this time I developed and gathered – mostly in collaboration with camp residents – an extensive digital depository of family and studio photographs, which also includes videos and audio recordings. However, it was when I met Hasna Abou Kharoub, a woman living in Burj al-Shamali, in 2007 that I first understood that in Burj al-Shamali “archives” actually already existed. It is in the conversations with Hasna about the images she had gathered from her extended family, that my understanding of photography shifted… 

This event is part of the Seminar series "The Sirens Project: Women's Voices in Literature and the Visual Arts" and is generously funded by an AHSS grants; Dr. Giulio Celotto (Classics), Dr Francesca Calamita (Dept. of Spanish, Italian and Portuguese)