Akram Zaatari on the Arab Image Foundation

Artist Akram Zaatari considers the work of the Arab Image Foundation (AIF), an organization he cofounded in 1997 to collect, display, and preserve photographs from Arab countries. Reflecting on the AIF's goals, Zaatari discusses his conflicted feelings about separating the photographs in its expanding collection from their original owners.

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  • Total running time: 2 min. 27 sec.

  • SFMOMA Release Date: September 2012