PHOTOGRAPHS BY NUMBERS STARTS TODAY
An exhibition of infographics on Iraq by Mona Chalabi
22 March 2013 11:00am - 28 March 2013 5:00pm
@ The Arab British Centre, 1 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE
These images explore a story of progress in Iraq that has no easy beginning, middle or end. Each piece depicts a development statistic from a trusted source which is conveyed using a photo of the people that make up the numbers.
The 12 pieces use photography taken from trips to Iraq in 2012 and 2013 to interview Iraqis about their hopes for post-conflict stabilisation. Whether in Erbil, Najaf or Baghdad, the collective narrative Iraqis recounted was a complicated one. The past ten years have been marked by progression, recession and stagnation - development has been anything but linear.