Discordia Exhibition at Gazebook Photobook Festival, Sicily • Magnum Photos • Moises Saman

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Moises Saman A Qaddafi supporter holds a portrait of the Libyan leader during a celebration staged for a group of visiting foreign journalists after regime forces re-took the city from rebels. Zawiyah, Libya. 2 (...)

Created by Magnum Photographer Moises Saman and Dutch-Iranian artist Daria Birang, Discordia presents an innovative representation of the Arab Spring. Without any captions, images are juxtaposed, cut and sometimes assembled in ‘collages’ to offer a narrative combining different voices. As an alternative to a straightforward journalistic investigation, Discordia features an intimate insight of the conflict through a focus on its expression and theatrical language.

Presented at Gazebook Photobook Festival, the exhibition extract from the book Discordia.

Moises Saman Rebels gather for the funeral of a fellow fighter in the rebel-held Salahedin district of Aleppo. Syria. 2013. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman A makeshift swing made with a plastic chair found inside a mosque that was occupied by Syrian Army soldiers on the Salahaddin front line in Aleppo. Syria. 2013. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Young protestors take shelter behind a barricade during clashes with Egyptian police on the second anniversary of the Revolution. Cairo, Egypt. January 2013. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos
Moises Saman Photograph of Mohamad Mashour while in jail. He was released in 2011 after serving a 10-year sentence for being an Islamist. Ismailia, Egypt. April, 2011. © Moises Saman | Magnum Photos

Special event

Friday 8th September
Piazza del Faro

Talk with Daria Birang curator of Discordia book and exhibit.

For more information visit the Gazebook website.