Abbas, 45 years in photography

Abbas, French artist born in Iran, shares his thoughts and perspectives in this first retrospective exhibition of 133 visually striking black and white photographs, and four audio-visual clips.

As a member of the prestigious photo agency Magnum since 1981, acclaimed photographer Abbas has roamed the world for 45 years, covering major political and social events, and publishing his works widely in world magazines and newspapers. Through his early photojournalistic and other major works such as the Iranian Revolution and the Islamic world (before and after the September 11 incident), Abbas has shown his dedication to the struggles within different societies in this rapidly globalising world, with an emphasis on religion defined by him as culture rather than faith.

‘My photography is a reflection, which comes to life in action and leads to meditation. Spontaneity – the suspended moment – intervenes during action, in the viewfinder.’ – Abbas

Dates: Sat 18 Jun – Sun 18 Sep 2011 | 10am – 6pm daily

Lieu: National Museum Exhibition Gallery, Basement | S$5 (includes handling fees)

Free admission with purchase of tickets to Singapore History Gallery and Singapore Living Galleries

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Photo credits: An actress is made up before a play. Tehran, Iran, 2003
© Abbas / Magnum Photos

Dernière modification : 13/06/2011

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