Cultural Connections

Madison Program Brings Internationally-Renowned Arab Photographer, Work To The City

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Posted: March 11, 2014

Sarah Brooks (back, center), an associate professor at James Madison University and curator of the “Contemporary Photography and Visions of Arab Identity” by Lalla Essaydi, talks with exhibition seminar class students who helped her arrange the exhibit during the opening reception held March 7 at the Arts Council of the Valley Darrin-McHone Gallery. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
“Contemporary Photography and Vision of Arab Identity” will be on display at the Arts Council of Valley Darrin-McHone Gallery through March 28. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
Harrisonburg resident Daniel Robinson helps his 2-year-old daughter, Annabel, down the stairs after viewing the “Contemporary Photography and Visions of Arab Identity” on March 7. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)

Early last year, Sarah Brooks was introduced to Arab photographer Lalla Essaydi’s work through a pamphlet from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond.


It featured Essaydi’s piece “Les…



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