01 Photograph, Middle East Artists, Tarek Al-Ghoussein’s Al-Wihdat Refugee Camp, with Footnotes, #35

Tarek Al-Ghoussein (Palestinian, b. 1962)
Al-Wihdat Refugee Camp #3, c. 1993

Gelatin silver
8-3/8 x 12-1/2 inches (21.3 x 31.8 cm)
Private collection

Tarek Al-Ghoussein was born in Kuwait, his grandparents were Palestinian exiles who were unable to visit their native home. His father, Talat Al-Ghoussein, was a journalist, editor and a diplomat who served as the Kuwait ambassador to the United States in the 1960s. His family moved a lot during his childhood between Kuwait, United States, Morocco and Japan. He received his bachelor’s degree in photography from New York University and completed his master’s degree in Fine Arts from University of New Mexico. He held several positions during his career, worked as a photojournalist, taught photography at the American University of Sharjah and is currently a professor at New York University branch in Abu Dhabi. More on Tarek al Ghoussain

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