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Exhibition by Michael von Graffenried
Algérie
Photographies d’une guerre sans images
الجزائر

صور عن حرب بلا شـــــــــواهد...
Apr 4 - 20, 2008 @ The Hangar - Beirut


"Algérie - Photographies d'une Guerre Sans Images" evokes the universality of violence and the complexity of civil conflict. While it is impossible to equate Algeria and Lebanon’s respective experiences of war, this exhibition, hosted by UMAM D&R, cannot fail to confront the Lebanese public with their own violent history.

During Algeria’s civil war between the government and Islamic extremists, Michael von Graffenried bore witness to the conflict, capturing unique images of the war itself, its horrific effects and the hope that remained in the midst of despair. Between 1991 and 2001, the Swiss photographer’s insight into a world of terror, massacres, executions, torture and forced disappearances illuminates the use of violence by all parties to the conflict, and at the same time avoids miring the spectator in pity or hopelessness. 

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In the Media
April 9, 2008 | An Nahar
سيسون في الغبيري
April 4, 2008 | L'Orient Le Jour
Michael von Graffenried capte l'insaisissable
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