SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA
TALKS, Lectures, Presentations & Workshops

Born in Baghdad, Maythem Ridha has lived and travelled across the Middle East and North Africa and is now based in London. Maythem describes through different case studies how he has shot film and photography projects in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his work, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot in, at times, hostile environments. 
"Only a photographer from the Arab and Muslim world has this depth of insight to reveal the culture from within". WHAT'S ON

"MAYTHEM RIDHA TAKES US ON A VISUAL ADVENTURE IN SEARCH OF THE SPIRIT OF MOROCCO AND, IN THE PROCESS, DISCOVERS A POSITIVE AND HOPEFUL ASPECT OF THE HUMAN CONDITION". A-N (FORMERLY THE ARTISTS NEWSLETTER)

“THERE IS AN ALMOST THREE-DIMENSIONAL EFFECT IN THE INTIMATE WAY WITH WHICH HE HAS CAPTURED THESE OFTEN UN-TAPPED-INTO COMMUNITIES…THE PATCHWORK OF HUMANITY GROWS ONCE CONNECTION IS FORMED, AND SO RELATIONSHIPS EXPAND. AND WE, AS VIEWERS, ARE GRANTED PRECIOUS ENTRY TO WORLDS WE MAY NEVER HAVE OTHERWISE KNOWN”. THE PLATFORM UK

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sunday 1st July 2018, 14:00 to 16:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Redlees Studios, Worton Road, Isleworth TW7 6DW

Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Maythem Ridha describes how he has shot film and photography projects in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his work, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, hostile environments. 

This event is free to attend for those who have purchased Maythem's book BEYOND MOMENTS MOROCCO. To book your place please register for a free ticket through the Eventbrite booking system below. If you have not purchased a copy of the book yet please make sure to purchase one through the link at the bottom of this page below and you can have it personally signed for you on the day by Maythem. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served RSVP basis.


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PAST EVENTS

Wednesday 20th June 2018,  20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Hampton Hill Photographic Society.

Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Maythem Ridha describes how he has shot film and photography projects in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his photographs, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, hostile environments. This event is hosted by Hampton Hill Photographic Society.

Monday 30th April 2018,  20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Windsor Photographic Society

Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Maythem Ridha describes how he has shot film and photography projects in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his photographs, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, hostile environments. This event is hosted by Windsor Photographic Society.

Monday 23rd October 2017,  20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Kingston Camera Club

Iraqi photographer and filmmaker Maythem Ridha describes how he has shot film and photography projects in different parts of the Middle East and North Africa inspired by the wonderfully textured locations, interesting characters and stunning light. Presenting his photographs, he will be discussing the methods he uses to shoot travel, street and environmental portraits in, at times, hostile environments. This event is hosted by Kingston Camera Club.

Saturday 20th May 2017, 18:30 to 20:30 - TALK - BEYOND MOMENTS - Salam House

Join Maythem Ridha as he shares his experience of shooting film and photography in the Middle East & North Africa. This event coincides with the launch of his new photo book "Beyond Moments: Morocco" and the launch of the Visual Arts group.  Maythem will be exhibiting a selection of photos from his book. Also exhibiting is Hussain Al-Sakafi, Nasser Marhoun and Hassan Al-Jarrah. 

Thursday 18th May 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Ealing Town Hall

Join Maythem Ridha as he shares his experience of shooting film and photography in the Middle East and North Africa. This event is hosted by Ealing and Hampshire House Photographic Society.

Sunday 14th May 2017, 14:30 to 15:30 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Redlees Studios

Join Maythem Ridha as he shares his experience of shooting film and photography in the Middle East and North Africa. This event coincides with the launch of his new photo book "Beyond Moments: Morocco - A Photographic Journey".

Tuesday 9th May, 19:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Royal Photographic Society - London SW.
Join Maythem Ridha as he shares his experience of shooting film and photography in the Middle East and North Africa. This event coincides with the launch of his new photo book "Beyond Moments: Morocco - A Photographic Journey" and is hosted by The Royal Photographic Society London South West group.
Buy Book

Buy the book BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO at one of our exhibitions, talks, workshops or book signing events and receive a significant discount or purchase online from the links below.
Slide Show

Please feel free to browse the slide show below containing of some of the images from the talk. In order to receive special invitations to exhibitions, book launch events and film screenings please also use our contact link to provide your details for the mailing list.
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