Omar Imam


Omar Imam (Damascus, 1979) is a Beirut-based, Syrian photographer and filmmaker. In his photographic works, Imam uses irony and a conceptual approach to respond to the violent situation in Syria and he often has to publish his work under a pseudonym. After leaving Damascus in late 2012, he began making fictional short films that often focus on the Syrian refugee experience. Individually and with NGOs, he has produced films, photography projects, and workshops for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.



main exhibitions
If I Leave, Where Will I Go?, East Wing, Dubai, UAE
In Between/In Transit, Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
Live, Love, Refugee, Aria Art Gallery, Florence, Italy
Live, Love, Refugee, UN World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, Turkey
When Home Won’t Let You Stay, Angewandte, Vienna, Austria
Making a Scene. Storytelling and the Real, Light Field, New York City, USA
Tbilisi Photo Festival, Tbilisi, Georgia

Memory For Forgetfulness, ATHR Art Gallery, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Return of the Soul, Princess Claus Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Live, Love, Limbo, Photoville, New York City, USA

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