As a member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum since 1981, acclaimed photographer Abbas has roamed the world for 45 years, covering major political and social events, and publishing his works widely in world magazines and newspapers. Through his early photojournalistic and other major works such as the Iranian Revolution and the Islamic world (before and after the September 11 incident), Abbas has shown his dedication to the struggles within different societies in this rapidly globalising world, with an emphasis on religion defined by him as culture rather than faith.
Abbas, born in Iran in 1944 and later moved to Paris, shares his thoughts and perspectives in this first retrospective exhibition of 133 visually striking black and white photographs, and four audio-visual clips.
As part of a special September promotion, the exhibition will be FREE from now till 18 September 2011.
* We will be open from 7pm - 2am on Fri 2 Sep & Sat 3 Sep as part of Voyag Night Festival 2011
Image : EGYPT. Cairo. A family mourns the death of President Gamal Abdel Nasser. 1970
Credit © Abbas / Magnum Photos
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