Moises Saman 'Discordia' exhibition - Bayeux-Calvados Award for War Correspondents
Bayeux-Calvados Awards for War Correspondents, The Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux
Exhibition Opening - Friday 9th October 18:15
With the partnership of the WARM Foundation, the exhibition was shown in Sarajevo last June for the second edition of the WARM Festival.
DISCORDIA documents photographer Moises Saman’s personal journey as a witness to the Arab Spring. This body of work takes the viewer on a four-year voyage through Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Iraq, Lebanon and Syria as these states drift from revolutionary throes to violent fallouts. This project chronicles the indelible transformation of the region in this momentous period in Arab history.
Moises Saman is an American/Spanish documentary photographer and a member of Magnum Photos. His work has focused on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and more recently the turmoil of the Arab Spring. Moises was one of the first photographers to reach northern Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, and one of the few journalists inside Baghdad during the initial “Shock and Awe” bombing campaign in 2003 against the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. His body of work from Iraq and Afghanistan has received numerous international awards. In 2011, Moises relocated to Cairo, Egypt, where he was based for three years while covering the Arab Spring for The New York Times and The New Yorker. His ongoing book project ‘Discordia’ documents the tumultuous transitions that have taken place in the region. The work featured in ‘Discordia’ has received numerous awards, including the Eugene Smith Memorial Fund (2014), the Henri Nannen Preis (2014), the World Press Photo (2014), and Pictures of the Year International (2012, 2014). In 2015 Moises received a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue his work in the region.
Copyright : Moises Saman / Magnum Photos
Tapisserie de Bayeux – La Chapelle
From 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Open exceptionally Friday, 9thOctober until 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10thOctober from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.