Tales of Lebanon revealed

    Former Arlington resident Diab will have his spectacular photo archive of Lebanon showcased at an exhibition dedicated to his work called the Lebanese archive of Diab Alkarssifi.

    Former Arlington resident Diab will have his spectacular photo archive of Lebanon showcased at an exhibition dedicated to his work called the Lebanese archive of Diab Alkarssifi.

    The collection consists of his own images, plus pictures he collected from other sources which covers over 100 captivating years of  Lebanese social and political history.

    He has been collaborating on this project with acclaimed artist Ania Dabrowska whom he met when he attended the Creative Space arts programme at Arlington while he was a resident. Ania delivered the programme to residents from 2010 – 2012.

    Diab worked with Ania to develop his photography skills and learn new techniques to convert his treasured archive into a digital gallery.

    While at Arlington, he also had his work displayed at local art exhibitions, including the House of Homeless exhibition attended by the Mayor of Camden at Arlington last year.

    His remarkable work, documenting his native country, was also featured recently in Arab current affairs e-magazine Jadaliyya.

    Diab lived at Arlington for approximately two years before moving on to sheltered accommodation in February 2013.

    His exhibition the Lebanese archive of Diab Alkarssifi will run from 22 – 23 June , 11.00am – 6.00pm at the SPACE studios in Hackney Wick.