Art Index 1.0

15 Jun 2015 – 29 Aug 2015

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Ammar Al Attar presents a series of fifty new portraits of artists and art world figures from across the UAE.


The photographer travelled around the country to make portraits of artists, designers, curators, gallerists, collectors and writers in their studios and places of work. This project traces the shifting ecosystem of the local art scene across geographies and generations. In both black and white and colour, Al Attar’s analogue photographs offer insights into his work process as well as a behind the scenes look at the professional networks and friendships that exist amongst artists and art workers. He will also exhibit his contact sheets and notebooks that share with the viewer his series of travels and conversations on the winding journey from one subject to another. In our age of digital phone photography and instagram addiction, Al Attar is increasingly fascinated with older photographic technologies and the elements of time and chance that they allow into the image.

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