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Succession is a photo book about Oman that addresses my deep concern about its uncertain political future. Working with archival material that primarily focuses on the first decade of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Al Said's rule, I look to the past, to rethink the meaning of identity, history, memory, and loss.

The photographs are sourced from Oman, a quarterly newsletter issued by the embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in the UK from 1973 into the 1980s. The purpose of this publication was to keep those within the diplomatic circle informed about the new developments in the Sultanate following the accession of the “Renaissance Man” to the throne on July 23rd,1970.

The book features a selection of photographs captured and reframed using my iPhone and then digitally altered to create a series of carefully cropped images arranged into a dream-like sequence. By appropriating these images and juxtaposing them against one another, I invite the viewer to re-examine relationships, memories and the collective identity. At a time of great change in the Middle East, this is an invitation to question things we once felt so sure about.

Published on the occasion of The Place I Call Home

Exhibition commissioner: The British Council

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