Akkasah, the Center for Photography (عكّاسة)

Akkasah is the Center for Photography at New York University Abu Dhabi, which aims to create an archive of photographs from the Middle East and North Africa. The photographic collection includes more than 60 photos from Karak, Jerash, Amman, and Maan.

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Source https://akkasah.org/advancedSearch
Author Akkasah, the Center for Photography, New York University Abu Dhabi
Last Updated October 20, 2020, 07:31 (BST)
Created June 3, 2020, 10:48 (BST)
Project URL https://akkasah.org/
Project principal and co-investigators

Akkasah, the Center for Photography, New York University Abu Dhabi

Project team

Shamoon Zamir (Akkasah, the Center for Photography Director)

Jonathan Burr (Assistant Archivist)

Jasmine Soliman (Assistant Archivist)

Yasser Alwan, Independent Photographer (Advisory Board)

Ali Behdad, John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature and Department Chair (Advisory Board)

Nora Kennedy, Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Advisory Board)

Salwa Mikdadi, Associate Professor Practice of Art History, NYU Abu Dhabi (Advisory Board)

Shelly Rice, Arts Professor, NYU (Advisory Board)

Project status Completed
Citation information

Akkasah, the Center for Photography, New York University Abu Dhabi, (2020), About. https://akkasah.org/page/frontpage/faq, (last accessed 03/06/2020)

Time Periods Modern, Islamic Ottoman Late, Hashemite
Data type Images Map, Images Photograph