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Latif Al Ani: Through the Lens 1953–1979

Sharjah Art Foundation

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Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF) presents a solo exhibition of photographer Latif Al Ani, tracing the progression both of his life in Iraq and of his travels over three decades, from the 1950s to the 1970s. Born in 1932 in Baghdad, Al Ani learned photography early in life and trained at the studio of a local photographer. Between 1954 and 1960, he worked for the Arabic-language magazine Ahl Al Naft [People of Oil], and as part of the photography unit of the Iraq Petroleum Company (IPC). He founded the photography department at the Iraqi Ministry of Culture in 1960 and went on to head the official Iraqi News Agency. Al Ani stopped making work in the 1970s prior to the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq War. Find out more about the ‘Latif Al Ani’ exhibition from SAF’s website.

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Pipe construction for the Darbandikhan water pipeline project (1961), Latif Al Ani. © Latif Al Ani Collection; courtesy Arab Image Foundation

BABEL, Latif Al-Ani

BABEL, an English company filming about tourism in Arab countries (1961), Latif Al Ani. © Latif Al Ani Collection; courtesy Arab Image Foundation

Self-portrait in the North of Iraq, Latif Al-Ani

Portrait of Al Ani in the North of Iraq (undated). © Latif Al Ani Collection; courtesy Arab Image Foundation

Shepherd, Latif Al-Ani

Shepherd (undated), Latif Al Ani. © Latif Al Ani Collection; courtesy Arab Image Foundation

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