July 21, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Middle East Institute
1763 N St NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20036 (Map)

The MEI Art Gallery is excited to welcome visitors on Thursday, July 21st from 5pm-8pm as part of Dupont Circle’s Third Thursdays Art Walk. A gallery tour will be held at 6:30pm.

We invite you to come and view our current exhibition More Than Your Eyes Can See: Contemporary Photography from the Arab World, which features the work of 15 photographers from the Arab world and its diaspora exploring a wide range of topics from the devastating effects of climate change to notions of public space, identity and LGBT communities. Using genres that include photojournalism and fine art photography, the artists provide highly personal reflections on the daily lived experiences of individuals in the Middle East today. 

The exhibition is curated by Laila Abdul Hadi Jadallah and organized in partnership with Tribe, a non-profit publication and platform focused on documenting photography, film and video from the Arab world. 

If you are unable to attend the open house, you can visit the exhibition Monday through Friday from 10-5pm. Please make a timed appointment to visit the MEI Gallery (1763 N Street NW, Washington, DC 20036). The exhibition is also available to view online on MEI's Arts and Culture page. The exhibition will run through Friday, October 21, 2022.

Artists: Mohammad Alfaraj (Saudi Arabia), Eman Ali (Oman), Amr Attamimi (Yemen), Zied Ben Romdhane (Tunisia), Imane Djamil (Morocco), Farah Foudeh (Jordan), Rula Halawani (Palestine), Yasmine Hatimi (Morocco), Samar Hazboun (Palestine), Amir Hazim (Iraq), M'hammed Kilito (Morocco), Seif Kousmate (Morocco), Fethi Sahraoui (Algeria), Najla Said (Egypt), and Ismail Zaidy (Morocco).

This event is free and open to the public. Drinks and snacks will be served.

Amr Attamimi, LALALAND I (2013). Lalaland series. Edition: AP, 44 x 30 in. Courtesy of the artist and Emergeast.