Postcards from Bagdad
If you could send a picture from Bagdad, where would you stand? How would you finish the sentence “from Bagdad with….”?
Postcards from Bagdad is a portrait series of citizens from Bagdad in front of historical places. The places, strangely isolated and surrounded by a rapid growing and fast changing urban city, are a remainder of its rich historical part but also its troubled recent history. Foreign Visitors are rare to find, leaving historical places strangely empty.
This body of work was produced for the Tarkib Bagdad Contemporary Art Festival. It consist out of an exhibition from the portrays as well as postcards. On the backside of each postcard was the portrayed person sentence “from Bagdad with..”