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"Passing Time" looks back at 60 years (from 1960 – 2017) of photographs taken in Lebanon by artist Fouad Elkoury.Buy now
Our new exhibitions will open tomorrow (Friday). Please note we will close early at 3pm today.
Preserving Time is the first exhibition in the Print Sales Gallery of work by acclaimed Lebanese photographer and filmmaker Fouad Elkoury (b. France, 1952.)
Elkoury's photographic work portrays the turbulent past of the Middle East as well as daily life in the present. His work captures the devastation and chaos of conflict, alongside the mundanity of daily life, resilience, and moments of joy.
Elkoury currently lives between Paris, where he was born, and Beirut where he spent his formative years. In the late seventies Elkoury studied architecture in London, and although he turned to photography soon after graduating, an affinity for liminal space and appreciation for the architectural fabric of a city is evident throughout his powerful images.
If my images just show the event happening in front of me, the meaning of it will die when the event dies. For my pictures to be preserved in time, they had to be more symbolic.Fouad Elkoury
Elkoury's distinctive approach boldly departs from traditional photojournalistic techniques in order to represent and reflect on the quieter realities of everyday life in the spectre of conflict. His images are marked by a defiantly poetic sensibility and a deep appreciation for the resilience of people and the landscapes affected.
Inket prints are available to purchase from the Print Sales Gallery, from between £2,700 - £12,000 + VAT. All profits from print sales supports The Photographers' Gallery's public programme.
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