Special Installation: Life in Amman
- Event Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018–Tuesday, March 27, 2018
- Time: During Museum Hours (CDT)
- Location: Hundley Central Core Gallery, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
- Cost: Free Admission
Be imparted with an impression of day-to-day living in Amman, Jordan through a photo compilation contributed by nine Jordanians. From these images, learn about a side of the Middle East not commonly found in the headlines.
Life in Amman is the summation of Ester Fang’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Follow-On Project for studying abroad in Amman, Jordan during the fall of 2016. In an age of rampant Islamophobia and the media portrayal of a conflict-ridden Middle East, she felt compelled to provide a nuanced, fresh perspective on what living in the Middle East is like. Ms. Fang befriended local Jordanians, asking them to participate in a research photo project. Equipped with disposable cameras, the participants presented their typical day through a series of snapshots. Interview responses accompany the photography, revealing the participants’ reflections on their dreams, Jordan, and the Middle East. The exhibition is a testament to the love one can have for their homeland and the universality of aspirations.Add Event to CalendarAdd to Calendar
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