Edition 2013


Samer Mohdad


Throughout 25 years of photojournalism, Lebanese photographer Samer Mohdad has endeavoured to record the profound transformations of the Arab world and to document the central question of sociocultural developments in the Near and Middle East. The Accomplished Visions: The Arabs exhibition is an account of key moments of this oeuvre that can also be read as a thorough exploration of the diversity and com- plexity of Arab worlds, which have experienced incredible geopolitical, religious and social upheavals over the past three decades. Today, Samer Mohdad, who from 1986 to 2012 travelled throughout twelve countries (Algeria, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria and Yemen), continues this long-term investigation, whose first group of images presented here constitute a source of key historic and iconographic documentation.

Curator: Danièle Martinez
Exhibition presented by the Base Sous-Marine (Bordeaux city council) and the Méjan Association.
Exhibition venue: Magasin Électrique, Parc des Ateliers.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture