Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh

The Arab Documentary Photography Program - 2020
Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh has a background in photography. She combines research, radical pedagogy, conversational, image and (meta)archival practices to explore questions related to the agency of photographs, collectivity and power. One of her long-term projects addresses the impossibilities of representation through negotiating the existence of a digital archive gathered with the community of Burj al-Shamali, a Palestinian refugee camp next to Tyr, Lebanon. In 2018, she received her PhD from the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies from the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna.  Since 2008, Eid-Sabbagh is a member of the Arab Image Foundation.  For her collaboration with Rozenn Quéré, Vies possibles et imaginaires (Editions Photosynthèses, Arles, France, 2012), she received the 8th Vevey International Photography Award in 2011, and the Arles Discovery Award in 2013.