Over the last several decades, many landscapes within Arab countries of the Gulf region have been negatively impacted by revenue streams generated by the natural resources and mass tourism. Thus, in a relatively short time, the culture has rapidly transitioned from nomadic "Bedouins" (in Arabic desert dwellers) to a modern technological society. In my series, "Min Turab" - an Arabic expression that translates to "from under the earth"- I meticulously documented the variety of transformations that are underway in the Gulf region. My photographs describe the shift from a traditional and austere civilization to a postmodern culture that is heavily influenced by capitalism and consumerism.
When: 6.00pm Thursday 2 May
Where: Instituto Cervantes Sydney, 3/299-305 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000
Topic: 'The photographer's view' with Roger Grasas (Spain), Guillermo Ibáñez (Spain) and Louise Whelan (Australia),a panel discussion organized in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes de Sídney. The photographers will discuss their vision through images of people and landscapes.
When: 1.00pm Saturday 4 May
Where: Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall, 249 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021
Topic: Photography and landscape in the digital era
Roger Grasas' exhibition and visit to Head On Photo Festival 2019 is supported by
Free artist talk:
When: 1pm Saturday 4 May
Where: Festival Hub, Paddington Town Hall