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Touchstone

UNDER THE SAME SKY, ROOFTOPS OF CAIRO

RANDA SHAATH

CURRENT TOUCHSTONE DISPLAY

2 Jul – 6 Oct 2015

 Under The Same Sky, Rooftops Of Cairo © Randa Shaath

Under The Same Sky, Rooftops Of Cairo © Randa Shaath

Under The Same Sky, Rooftops Of Cairo, 2002-2003 © Randa Shaath

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The current display features a work from Randa Shaath's series Under the Same Sky, Rooftops of Cairo. While living on the 14th floor of one such building, Shaath began photographing different scenes of daily life across Cairo's rooftops. Her series offers an array of vistas of people at work, rest and play – with some taken from an aerial perspective, others in close proximity.

Randa Shaath (b. 1963, Philadelphia) is a photographer based in Cairo. She has worked as a photographer for Agence France Press in Egypt and Gaza, and for the Al-Ahram Weekly Newspaper and worked as Photo Editor for Al Shoroukdaily newspaper for six years. She currently trains photographers for the Arab Documentary Photography Program.

Touchstone is a display featuring a single photograph on our Eranda Studio Floor. Visitors are invited to respond to the photograph, through writing and drawing, using pencils and cards provided. This programme links with The Photographers' Gallery's wider educational emphasis on visual literacy.

To view responses and see past images displayed as part of the Touchstone programme, visit the Tumblr site.


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