De keuze van
De keuze van
For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection. Spoken word artist and presenter Samira Saleh chooses a photograph by the Syrian photographer and director Issa Touma.
“This is an image of Syria that I haven’t seen since my youth, since before the war broke out”, says Saleh.
“The photograph was taken in 2000, one week before Bashar al-Assad became president. What if these women could look into a crystal ball and see the future? They were so proud back then and hopefull they would actually taste democracy. That is heart-breaking.”
For the video series ‘De keuze van’, seven inspirational people choose their favourite image from the FOMU collection.
FOMU has a collection of more than three million photographic objects. In the FOMU collection you can find negatives, analogue prints, digital photos, equipment, daguerreotypes, glass plates and photographers' archives.
The collection is constantly growing because FOMU consistently purchases work by Belgian talent and acquires photographs that help tell the history of (Belgian) photography. We also purchase international, socially relevant photography.
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