Arab Photography Archive Releases 22,000 Historic Images Online

Posted by Jean-Yves on Jun 3, 2019

The Arab Image Foundation, Beirut’s pioneering non-profit archive of Middle Eastern photography, has launched an online platform that makes 22,000 images from the collection accessible and searchable for the first time. The foundation’s building, which has been closed to the public since 2016, will also reopen this summer, a spokesman says.

The foundation was established in 1997 by the Lebanese artist Akram Zaatari and the photographers Fouad Elkoury and Samer Mohdad. Its mission is to collect and preserve historic photographs in the region, providing a research resource and a platform for artistic projects.

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