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Installation of i.d. photos from Studio Anouchiandating from 1935–70 (Tripoli, Lebanon)Photographer: Antranik Anouchian (1908–1991)M. Yammine Collection, Arab Image Foundation
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Installation of i.d. photos from Studio Anouchian
dating from 1935–70 (Tripoli, Lebanon)
Photographer: Antranik Anouchian (1908–1991)
M. Yammine Collection, Arab Image Foundation

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i.d. photos from Studio Anouchian dating from 1935–70
The photographs in this section were used, as similar ones still are today,for the purpose of identifying people on passports, i.d. cards, licenses, permits, and so on. The images comprising this installation were reprinted from thousands of negatives from Studio Anouchian, which was located in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon. Antranik Anouchian (1908–1991) was born in Sivaz, Turkey, and fled the Armenian genoicide of 1915 after losing his parents and six brothers, seeking refuge in Aleppo’s orphanage before settling in Tripoli. He studied at Vahan Derounian’s studio, taking it over when Derounian moved away shortly before World War II. Like most Armenian photographers of the time, Anouchian perfected his studio skills; he was particularly adept at retouching. He stored his negatives in stock boxes, inscribing them in Armenian with the year and one of three categories: men, women, or couples. Following a disastrous flood, the  boxes were rescued by a collector and donated to the Arab Image Foundation in 1998. Most of Anouchian’s subjects remain unidentified.
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i.d. photos from Studio Anouchian dating from 1935–70

The photographs in this section were used, as similar ones still are today,for the purpose of identifying people on passports, i.d. cards, licenses, permits, and so on. The images comprising this installation were reprinted from thousands of negatives from Studio Anouchian, which was located in Tripoli, in northern Lebanon. Antranik Anouchian (1908–1991) was born in Sivaz, Turkey, and fled the Armenian genoicide of 1915 after losing his parents and six brothers, seeking refuge in Aleppo’s orphanage before settling in Tripoli. He studied at Vahan Derounian’s studio, taking it over when Derounian moved away shortly before World War II. Like most Armenian photographers of the time, Anouchian perfected his studio skills; he was particularly adept at retouching. He stored his negatives in stock boxes, inscribing them in Armenian with the year and one of three categories: men, women, or couples. Following a disastrous flood, the  boxes were rescued by a collector and donated to the Arab Image Foundation in 1998. Most of Anouchian’s subjects remain unidentified.

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Antranik Anouchian Studio portrait. Lebanon / Tripoli 1967   Negative sheet Arab Image Foundation Collection: Joseph al Hajj
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Antranik Anouchian 
Studio portrait. Lebanon / Tripoli 
1967 
  
Negative sheet 
Arab Image Foundation 
Collection: Joseph al Hajj

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Studio portrait. Tripoli, Lebanon. Antranik Anouchian. Collection: AIF/ Mohsen Yammine © Arab Image Foundation
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Studio portrait. Tripoli, Lebanon. Antranik Anouchian. Collection: AIF/ Mohsen Yammine © Arab Image Foundation

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Antranik Anouchian Lebanon / Tripoli 1945   Negative sheet Arab Image Foundation Collection: Joseph al Hajj 
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Antranik Anouchian 
Lebanon / Tripoli 
1945 
  
Negative sheet 
Arab Image Foundation 
Collection: Joseph al Hajj 

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Blow-Up | Michelangelo Antonioni | 1966

Blow-Up | Michelangelo Antonioni | 1966

(Source: theartofmoviestills)

David Hemmings in Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” (1966) Image © Warner Bros.
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David Hemmings in Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Blow-Up” (1966) Image © Warner Bros.

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The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. 1978 Acrylic on sawdust and glue The Khalid Shoman Collection
Abdul Hay Mosallam
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The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. 1978 
Acrylic on sawdust and glue 
The Khalid Shoman Collection

Abdul Hay Mosallam

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Abdul-Hay Mosallam Zahrara
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Abdul-Hay Mosallam Zahrara

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Untitled (after historical photograph of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British). Circa 1918Oil on canvasThe Khalid Shoman Collection
by Nicola Saig
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Untitled (after historical photograph of the surrender of Jerusalem to the British). Circa 1918
Oil on canvas
The Khalid Shoman Collection

by Nicola Saig

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Dóra Maurer. Seven Twists, 1979. Photograph (silver print) from series of 6 images, 20 x 20 cm (each). Collection of Zsolt Somlói and Katalin Spengler, Budapest. (Corpo)
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Dóra Maurer. Seven Twists, 1979. Photograph (silver print) from series of 6 images, 20 x 20 cm (each). Collection of Zsolt Somlói and Katalin Spengler, Budapest. (Corpo)

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Patriarchal Fatigue

"Fear is isolating for those that fear. And I have come to believe that fear is a cruelty to those what are feared."

No Man’s Land: Fear, Racism, and the Historically Troubling Attitude of American Pioneers by Eula Bliss

Caesar and Cleopatra
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Caesar and Cleopatra

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Khartoum
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Khartoum

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