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. 
PRESS
"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

Tuesday 26th March 2019, 20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Maidenhead Camera Club, 51 Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX.

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. 


Wednesday 3rd Apr 2019, 20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Beckenham Photographic Society, St. John’s Church hall, BR3 3JN.

Wednesday 5th Jun 2019, 20:00 to 22:00, - TALK - BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO - Croyden Camera Club, Shirley Methodist Church, Eldon Avenue, Croydon, CR0 8SD.
​​​​​​​PAST EVENTS

Sunday 1st July 2018, 14:00 to 16:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Redlees Studios.

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

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

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

Sunday 21st May 2017, 14:30 to 17:30 - BOOK SIGNING - Tate Modern
Join Iraqi photographer Maythem Ridha at the OFFPRINT Event at the Tate Mordern's Turbine Hall. Offprint will host 140 independent and experimental publishers in the fields of contemporary art, photography and graphic design, from over 15 countries. Maythem will be hosted by Advanced Photography London in a guided tour of the Offprint Event as well as an opportunity to buy a signed copy of his latest book BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO.

Saturday 20th May 2017, 18:30 to 20:30 - TALK - BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO - Salam House
Maythem Ridha 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. Hosted by the Visual Arts Group.

Thursday 18th May 2017, 20:00 to 22:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Ealing Town Hall
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
Maythem Ridha 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". Hosted by Redlees Studios.

Tuesday 9th May, 19:00 - TALK - SHOOTING THE MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA - Royal Photographic Society - London SW.
Maythem Ridha shares his experience of shooting film and photography. Hosted by The Royal Photographic Society London South West group.

Saturday 6th May, Sunday 7th May, Monday 8th May 2017, 13:30 to 18:30 - BOOK LAUNCH & EXHIBITION - Redlees Studios.
Photographic Exhibition open to the general public. An opportunity to view and buy a selection of framed works from BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO and have your book signed by the photographer.

BUY BOOK

BEYOND MOMENTS: MOROCCO book is available as both hard cover and soft cover versions. The first edition is limited to 100 signed copies of each cover type. 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.
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