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Fouad Elkoury – Images of War & Nostalgia

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    Fouad Elkoury is a Lebanese photographer and filmmaker. Son of Lebanese architect Pierre el-Khoury, he studied architecture in London before switching to photography. His photographic images of war in Lebanon gained Elkoury international recognition for his work.

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    Suite Egyptienne is an account of Elkoury’s own, photographic travels through Egypt in the late 1980s. Following in the footsteps of Flaubert and Du Camp, the artist journeyed across the Nile valley nearly 150 years later. Whilst in pursuit of their 19th century voyage, Elkoury, accompanied by his then wife Nada, observed and documented an subconscious overlap of narratives. In his photography, Nada becomes the protagonist in Elkoury’s depiction of Egypt, transforming the 150-year-old Orientalist narrative into a personal fiction. The series evokes a sense of nostalgia for the era of Flaubert’s romanticism, whilst also making us reminisce the Egypt of 1989.

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