This July and in BOCA in DIFC, The Workshop Dubai and Fann A Porter are pleased to present a selection of hand-colored photographic prints from Barry Iverson’s The Tour series.
Iverson’s 25-year long career as a photojournalist for Time magazine gave him a window into stories that have shaped politics and social life in Egypt and across the Middle East. The photographs cleverly juxtapose old and new so that in one image, the viewer simultaneously views life in the 19th and 20th centuries. The exhibition also takes viewers outside of Egypt to Damascus, Doha, Baghdad, Aqaba, and even Paris with each image casting the narrative into the past yet retelling it in a contemporary context.
Through his lens, Inverson witnessed seismic events such as the assassination of Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat but he also trained his photographer’s eye on the detail of Cairo life: its people, architecture, culture, and history – all of which culminates in his art.
“This work is crucial to understanding the layers of history in Egypt and the region. The photography technique takes the viewers into a space of documentary fiction ” – Ghada Kunash, founder of Fann A Porter.