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Witness from Baghdad

A version of this article appeared in Contemporary Practices: Visual Arts from the Middle East. 8 (2010), pp. 152-7, entitled "Halim Al Karim: Photographic Abstraction and the Lag Effects of Conflict in Iraq".






Halim Al Karim: Witness from Baghdad. (2011) New York: Stux.



[i]               Sontag, S. 1977. On Photography. New York: Picador, p. 9.


[ii]               Wilson, R. and W. Dissanayake (eds). 2005 (3rd edition). Local: Cultural Production and the Transnational Imaginary. Durham: Duke University Press, p 7-9.


[iii]              Ritchin, F. 2009. After Photography. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., p. 53-7.


[iv]          Ibid.


[v]              Rexler, L. 2009. The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography. New York: Aperture, p. 185-7.


[vi]              Urry, J. 2002. The Tourist Gaze: Leisure and Travel in Contemporary Societies London: Sage.


[vii]             Tisseron, S. 2008. Le mystère de la chambre claire: Photographie et inconscient. Paris: Flammarion.

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