Touhami Ennadre, Hands, Silver print. Courtesy of the Artist. (Circa 1985).


Spirit of Places and Light

Touhami Ennadre

With an introduction by Abdellah Karroum, Director of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Date: Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Time: 6 PM
Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Please join us for our first artist encounter in 2020.
Touhami Ennadre will discuss his trajectory as a photographer for more than 40 years. He will speak about photography as art expression and meaning beyond image. In his practice, the light that elevates a photograph as a work of art for Ennadre is comprehended in the spirit of place of encounter exemplifying the artist feelings of the subject. It is in this relationship that the decision to take a picture occurs.
The artist will also talk about his origins and belonging to specific places and communities as well as his response to post-millennium events such as 9/11 and the Arab Spring which informed his work in the recent years. For Touhami Ennadre, a true artist can extract expression from his subject or model beyond any spectacular images. Work of art expresses the relationship of the artist to history and humanity.
In addition to the Talk at Mathaf Touhami Ennadre will conduct a photography workshop with local artists and photographers.

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Touhami Ennadre (born 1953, Morocco) is a Moroccan-French photographer internationally celebrated within the contemporary photography scene and practice. He participated in major exhibitions including Documenta 11 and The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945 – 1994. Known for his unique style of black and white photography, his work is part of major museum collections such as the Studio Museum in Harlem in New York, Frac Aquitaine in Bordeaux and Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris.