Arab Image Foundation
The Arab Image Foundation is an independent association forging new pathways for photography and image practices. Uniquely positioned at the intersection of artistic creation, research, and archiving, we explore, question, and confront the complex social and political realities of our times.
Our collection of over 500,000 photographic objects and documents from and related to the Middle East, North Africa, and the Arab diaspora has been gradually assembled over the last 20 years by artists and researchers and through donations. With a critical and innovative approach, we collect, rethink, preserve, animate, and understand these photographs through their multiple strata, and enrich the collection in the process.
Digital contact sheet of a series of portraits of singers in Lebanon at the Al Sada Magazine party on February 16, 1993.
0286 ma – Radwan Mattar Collection, courtesy of the Arab Image Foundation, Beirut.