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Open Shutters Iraq

Buckley, Bernadette. 2011. Open Shutters Iraq. Photoworks, 16, ISSN 1742-1659 [Article]

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Discusses the photobook and project conceived by Eugenie Dolberg and managed by Irada Al Jabbouri. The project began began life in 2006-7. Women from five cities in Iraq came together to plan a series of photo-stories about their lives, resulting in nine photographic essays. Often classified (dismissed) as ‘non-professional’, or as ‘participatory action research’ projects run by anthropologists and ethnographers, the images produced by such projects are routinely described as ‘intimate’ or ‘touching’. The essay argues that relegating these images to the merely ‘domestic’; or consigning them to the ranks of the ‘amateur’ is to fail to observe their considerable political significance.

Item Type:

Article

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Politics

Dates:

DateEvent
2011Accepted
2011Published

Item ID:

23177

Date Deposited:

16 Apr 2018 11:45

Last Modified:

16 Apr 2018 11:45

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/23177

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