New Instagram Guest Curator: Almoatasem Bellah Haggag

We are very happy to introduce our next Instagram guest curator, Almoatasem Bellah Haggag, who will be curating a series called "Cairo Inside Out". Almoatasem Bellah is an electrical engineer by training and a self-taught, avid photographer, based in Cairo. Having studied Islamic geometry for more than 3 years, he [...]

New Podcast: Retracing the Silk Roads, with Christopher Wilton-Steer

Join photographer and writer Christopher Wilton-Steer on a colourful journey across the Silk Road to discover the cultures, peoples, traditions, flavours and beliefs he encountered during a magnificent four-month odyssey.   Christopher Wilton Steer is a London-based photographer who is  the Head of Communications at the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) [...]

Departures Exhibition Featured in Arab News

Departures: A Photographic Journey Through The Islamic World  an exhibition organised by The Barakat Trust and Asia House receives coverage in Arab News in an article entitled "Images of Syria's Destroyed Heritage Feature in London Exhibition That 'Journeys' through the Islamic World".  You can read the article here.  

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Converging Paths: Photography and the Middle East: Documentation, Orientalism and Espionage

In this illustrated talk, co-curator of the exhibition ‘Departures’ Richard Wilding contrasts the legacy and objectives of historical photographers with his own contemporary work and experiences in the region. During the nineteenth century, exciting new archaeological discoveries in Egypt and Mesopotamia generated great enthusiasm in Europe for images and written [...]

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