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Shortlisted: Monograph of Latif Al Ani at Les Rencontres d’Arles

The first monograph of Latif Al Ani’s work is shortlisted for the Historical Book Award at the major annual photography festival Les Rencontres d’Arles. The book was commissioned and edited by the Ruya Foundation, and published by Hatje Cantz in May 2017. Latif Al Ani (b. 1932, Baghdad) is known as the founding father of…
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World Refugee Day: Art in Iraq’s Refugee Camps

Today is World Refugee Day, we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. – United Nations In December 2014, the Ruya Foundation set up a project to provide drawing materials to adult refugees living in the refugee camps of northern Iraq. These emergency camps had been set up in the summer of…