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Sourire d’Afghanistan (Smile of Afghanistan)

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Documentary Photo Exhibition

In partnership with Festival Accès Asie and Rivières de lumières, the exhibition SOURIRE D’AFGHANISTAN is presented with the collaboration of Radio-Canada.

Within our current globalized media landscape in which most depictions of Afghanistan and indeed the Middle East as a whole are colored with tragedy, Smile of Afghanistan serves as a poignant counterpoint that turns the focus, instead, on to the #oy and hope of everyday life in Afghanistan.

Biography of the photographer : 

Hamed Tabein is an Iranian street photographer based in Montreal, but whose work traverses both Canadian urban topography and the diverse landscapes of Iran, India, Syria, Lebanon, and Afghanistan. His project, Smile of Afghanistan, compiled from his travels to Afghanistan in 2013 and 2017, provides an unsentimental but profoundly empathetic look into the lives of Afghan people. In direct antithesis to the photojournalistic images showing poverty and war that so frequently flood Western screens, Tabein sought instead to capture the colour and positivity of the Afghan experience.

 

By the same artist

Wednesday, August 8 to 19:00 Site Opening of the Smile of Afghanistan exhibition | 5 to 7 of the Smile of Afghanistan with the photographer

Main partners

Logo du partenaire: Loto-Québec
Logo du partenaire: Ville de Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Canada
Logo du partenaire: Québec
Logo du partenaire: Desjardins
Logo du partenaire: Hydro-Québec
Logo du partenaire: Destination Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Simple Malt
Logo du partenaire: Vidéotron
Logo du partenaire: Wiptec
Logo du partenaire: Les peintures de Armond
Logo du partenaire: Baillargeon Coffrage
Logo du partenaire: RCGT
Logo du partenaire: Pharmaprix des Galeries Quatre-Saisons
Logo du partenaire: Boulangerie Georges
Logo du partenaire: Groupe Laroche
Logo du partenaire: Le Groupe Custeau
Logo du partenaire: Le Groupe A&A
Logo du partenaire: Global Excel
Logo du partenaire: NRJ
Logo du partenaire: Lou-Tec
Logo du partenaire: Portes de garage Mackie Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: Amecci
Logo du partenaire: N4 mobile
Logo du partenaire: Groupe Industriel Interprovincial
Logo du partenaire: Val Estrie Sherbrooke
Logo du partenaire: BRP Créateurs d'aventures
Logo du partenaire: Construction Vincent Lachance
Logo du partenaire: Construction Touche finale - Gilles Lapalme
Logo du partenaire: Energie 106.1
Logo du partenaire: Rouge 102,7