“My works employ symbolism and surreal scene orchestration to approach the psychological situation of the characters. I want to disrupt the audience’s expectations of images of refugees and to give them questions more than answers.”

Omar Imam, Life, Love, Refugee

Omar Imam, born 1979 in Syria, uses sarcastic conceptual photography and fictional short films as a reaction to the violent situation in Syria. Imam’s work is focused on the issue of Syrian refugees. Omar Imam is currently living in Beirut.

“For the Prince Claus Fund exhibition Return of the Soul, five selected grantees of the 2014 Arab Documentary Photography Programme ADPP developped site-specific installations of their work, using photography, video, text.”
Curated by Hester Keijser

RETURN OF THE SOUL
With works by Reem Falaknaz, Faisal Al Fouzan, Samar Hazboun, Omar Imam, and Natalie Naccache

The Arab Documentary Photography Programme ADPP is a joint initiative of the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture and the Prince Claus Fund, in collaboration with Magnum Foundation.

PRINCE CLAUS FUND GALLERY
Until November 6, 2015
Monday – Friday, 10.00h – 17.00h
Herengracht 603, 1017 CE Amsterdam