Released on December 2, 2019.
210 x 297 mm
Printed by Cassochrome
Designed by Villalba Lawson & Eman Ali
Design assistant Costas Kalogeropoulos
Edition of 300
Succession is my new photo book project exploring the deep concern I have about my country Oman’s uncertain political future. Working with archival material that primarily focuses on the first decade of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’s rule, I look to the past, to rethink the meaning of national identity, history, memory, and loss. The book features a selection of photographs captured using an iPhone and then reworked to create a series of carefully cropped images arranged into an almost dream-like sequence. At a time of great change in the Middle East and the world at large, this view of Oman acts as a metaphor for wider global national and political instability and shows how uncertain the future is for us all.
This book has been commissioned by Ffotogallery on the occasion of the exhibition 'The Place I Call Home', curated by David Drake, for the British Council. The exhibition is touring the UK and the GCC and is currently on display at the Doha Fire Station in Qatar until Dec 21, 2019.
London stockists - The Photographers' Gallery, Al Saqi Bookshop, The Mosaic Rooms.
Schedule of Exhibitions
Kuwait – Amricani Cultural Centre, 1 – 21 October 2019
Cardiff, UK – Ffotogallery, 24 October – 21 December 2019
Muscat, Oman – Stal Gallery, 14 November – 15 December 2019
Doha, Qatar – Fire Station, 2 – 21 December 2019
Manama, Bahrain – Art Space, Bahrain National Museum 15 – 31 January 2020
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – L’Art Pur, 9 – 29 February 2020 (tbc)
Edinburgh, UK – venue (tbc), 22 February – 8 March 2020
Sharjah, UAE – Maraya Arts Centre, 7 – 21 March 2020
London, UK – Copeland Gallery, 11 – 21 March 2020