657 Mission Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, California

Join curators Isabelle Massu and Dore Bowen as well as guest Tarek el-Ariss, lecturer at NYU on Literature, Media, and Middle Eastern Studies, for a panel discussion concerning the current SF Camerawork exhibition "Not Given: Talking of and around Photographs of Arab Women." Massu and Bowen will discuss the influences that led to the development of the installation and share their story of working with the fascinating photographic archive of BeirutĀ¹s Arab Image Foundation. El-Ariss, born in Beirut and now living in New York, will debut and discuss his video work about longing for home and family and the desire for security from afar. All three will engage in a conversation about the role that photography plays in cross-cultural dialogue today.

$5.00; $2.00 for students and seniors; free to Camerawork members

Not Given: Talking of and Around Photographs of Arab Women is a multimedia art installation that uses a soundscape of recorded voices, projected large-scale images and photographic prints gleaned from the archive of the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut to defy stereotypes and examine how the authority of the photograph can get lost in translation. This is the only U.S. venue for this thought-provoking show that runs through May 26.

Official Website: http://www.sfcamerawork.org

Added by suemking on March 27, 2007