Duration: 00:56:45; Volume: 0.213
Summary: Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh studied history, photography and visual anthropology in Paris. In 2006, she moved to Burj al-Shamali, a refugee camp established in 1956 and located just south of the port city of Tyre. There, she carries out a photographic project with a group of young Palestinians. She also carries out archival work on family and studio photographs, as well as personal research on vernacular visual cultures.
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh will review the working process of her project "A photographic conversation from Burj al-Shamali camp". In the particular context of this Palestinian refugee camp, situated in Southern Lebanon, she has collected and produced a variety of audio-visual material. The initial intention to form a visual archive, representing the camp's and its inhabitants' visual memory, over the period of 9 years developed into a more subtle examination of different aspects of the collected material. Tackling different questions such as how to deal with the privacy and intimacy, which is embedded in the relationships people develop to photographs, or the ownership of photographs and their public display, Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh will try to discuss issues related to how "A photographic conversation from Burj al-Shamali camp" simultaneously confronts and deconstructs established stereotypes of representation.