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At a time when photography as an artistic medium is undergoing continual changes and challenges, a new gallery in Dubai focuses specifically on the medium. Having expanded and strained under the onset of digital photography and the smart phone camera boom, the art form is now faced with the proliferation of the image, a flood of low-grade images in places once reserved for those of the highest quality amongst other challenges.
We speak to the director of East Wing, Elie Domit about his interest in and dedication to photography, and the show 'Ramadam in Yemen', a series of one-off prints taken in the early 90s around the mountain villages of Yemen by Australian photographer Max Pam, decorated with diary notes scribbled on the sides of these very personal postcards.
Broadcasts Thurs 19:30 BST, repeats Wed 2am BST. Listen on 104.4FM in London & www.resonancefm.com/listen
Original post: http://sixpillars.org/2014/07/16/this-weeks-six-pillars-show-ramadan-in-yemen/