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Photography exhibition "Next to Here" inaugurated in Algiers

APS - 25 June 2016

ALGIERS- the exhibition "Près d’ici" (Next to Here) bringing together works from photography workshops organized by the German cultural centres of ten Arab countries was inaugurated Friday evening in Algiers.

Exposed at "Sylabs", a former factory in Algiers recently transformed into a “Co-working” space (a shared working space for entrepreneurs), this exhibition offers to discover the looks of eighteen young amateur photographers from the Maghreb, Egypt, Palestine and Lebanon who were trained by professionals.

Hung on the walls of this area in arch-shaped forms of more than 100 square metres, these series of photos evoke in majority, themes such as urbanization and ecology or socio-political realities such as the issue of refugees.

Take in Cairo, Beirut or Amman, these photos show decayed building or under construction, desert landscapes or green spaces threatened by construction.

Exposed until 23 July, "Près d’ici" is the second exhibition organized at the “Sylabs” since its opening last March