Another Resolution. Lara Baladi. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3 x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Lara Baladi. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Lara Baladi. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3 x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mohammad Adra. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mohammad Adra. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Mohammad Adra. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Djenane Baladi in Beirut 1966, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Djenane Baladi in Beirut 1966, 1998
Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Djenane Baladi in Beirut 1966, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mahmoud Hojeij. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mahmoud Hojeij. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Mahmoud Hojeij. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Maha Shaasha'a in 1968, taken by Daad Shaasha'a. 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Maha Shaasha'a in 1968, taken by Daad Shaasha'a. 1998
Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Maha Shaasha'a in 1968, taken by Daad Shaasha'a. 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Zeina Arida. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Zeina Arida. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Zeina Arida. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mohammad Soueid. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Mohammad Soueid. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Mohammad Soueid. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 25,3x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. boy sitting (positiv), 1998
C-print 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. boy sitting (positiv), 1998
Another Resolution. boy sitting (positiv), 1998
C-print 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Samer Khalidi in Beirut in 1970, taken by Daad Shaasha'a.
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Samer Khalidi in Beirut in 1970, taken by Daad Shaasha'a.
Another Resolution. A photoghraph showing Samer Khalidi in Beirut in 1970, taken by Daad Shaasha'a.
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Rasha Salti. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Rasha Salti. 1998 / 2007
Another Resolution. Rasha Salti. 1998 / 2007
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Ihab Hammoud. 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. Ihab Hammoud. 1998
Another Resolution. Ihab Hammoud. 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution, 1998
Another Resolution, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, ca. 20,3 x 25,3cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, ca. 20,3 x 25,3cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution.
C-print 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution.
Another Resolution.
C-print 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, ca. 25,3 x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
Another Resolution. May Kassem. 1998 / 2011
C-print, ca. 25,3 x 20,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photograph of Ghassan Salhab, Dakar 1958, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari

Another Resolution. A photograph of  Ghassan Salhab, Dakar 1958, 1998
Another Resolution. A photograph of Ghassan Salhab, Dakar 1958, 1998
C-print, 20,3 x 25,3 cm

The power of the photographer over his subjects is mostly manifested when parents take photographs of their children. While doing research on vernacular photography in the Middle East, I was confronted with so many image of naked boys, little girls in seductive poses, kids playing fools, girls playing ladies, boys with guns... In other terms, these are postures in which children assume ­a bit too early- typical gender roles, or if one may say, these are images in which parents imagine their children. "Another resolution", makes men and women reenact poses inspired by photographs of children. Two adults, a man and a woman reenact separately the same pose. This work questions the limit of accepted behavior in age and gender. The individuals who posed in this work are not professional models, but friends of the artist. This is why volunteers were difficult to find for the two poses that involved nudity.
Akram Zaatari