Last month was full of hard work and creativity energy at the Yemeni Salon. Defying location strains and transcending borders, the Yemeni Salon was the meeting point for several Yemeni artists to explore Taboos and Conflict through works of photography. ‘Visualise the Invisible’ was the title of our latest project that was concluded in the Jordanian capital, Amman after spending two days (28-29 January) full of discussions and training on how to utilize photography as means of tackling taboo topics and conflict in Yemen and the Arab world.
With the guidance of Canadian-Iraqi photographer, Tamara Abdul Hadi and award-winning Egyptian photographer, Mosa’ab el-Shamy, we tried at the Yemeni Salon to be the space where participants may exchange experiences and best practices, and learn some of the How-To tips related to photography, taboos, and conflict.
Amidst the disastrous war in Yemen, the workshop was vital in reflecting the Yemeni participants’ resistance, who mostly had to flee the war, against the despair and trauma endured by the conflict. The workshop indeed made the participants’ strength & creativity visible.
You may catch up our tweets and Facebook posts from the workshop on our Twitter and Facebook page.