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Two Sunsets by Adam Golfer
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A film investigating memory and history, premiering exclusively on BOMB, with a brief interview by Alex Zafiris.

Challenge and Care: An Interview with Tania El Khoury by Monica Uszerowicz
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Two current installations share their stories and vulnerability. 

A Photographic Ethics: Susan Meiselas: On the Frontline by Alexandra Nicolaides
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“A photograph is always a record of a relationship.” —Susan Meiselas 

Hello, My Name Is: Abu Dhabi by Melissa Gronlund
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Deepak Unnikrishnan’s Temporary People and the fantastical realities of life in the Persian Gulf

Portfolio by Jungjin Lee
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From Unnamed Road, 2010–15, a series of photographs taken in Israel and Palestine.

Brian Oakes by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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“If you can’t go to church, and the only way you can pray, or connect to your god, is through another process, then that becomes the thing you do.”

Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin by Sabine Mirlesse
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When I arrived in London this past September to meet Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin at their studio, the first thing we discussed was the power play between interviewer and interviewee.

Orwa Nyrabia by Pamela Cohn
Silvered Water Syria Self-Portrait

Civil war, exile, and documentary as art.

On Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait by Nicholas Elliott
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Discovering a cinema of civil war.

Cherien Dabis by June Stein
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Dabis wrote her film Amreeka, in theaters now, in response to her family’s Arab-American experience. An immigrant’s tale, the search for a better future in the Promised Land is full of seismic changes.

Shirin Neshat’s Our House Is on Fire by Anna Della Subin
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For the new series, Neshat turned to the revolution in Egypt, to which she became an inadvertent witness while working on a film about the empyrean Egyptian Umm Kulthum.

In Search of the Truth: The Truth Booth by Cause Collective

Selections from In Search of the Truth: The Truth Booth by artists and members of Cause Collective: Hank Willis Thomas, Jim Ricks and Ryan Alexiev.

BOMB Specific by Daniel Bozhkov
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Eyal Weizman’s The Least of All Possible Evils by Legacy Russell
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It was Eyal Weizman’s collaboration with fellow architects and geopolitical theorists Sandi Hilal and Alessandro Petti that first caught my attention years ago and incited my enduring admiration.

Label by Sean Madigan Hoen
Winner of the 2011 BOMB Fiction Prize,
Judged by Rivka Galchen
BOMB Specific by Peter Fend
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In 1982, BOMB Magazine published images of my ocean-basin mapping along with a letter sent on July 7, 1981 to the director of the Iraqi Mission to the United Nations. 

Postcards from Kabul: Nathalie Handal by Ram Devineni

In this discussion, Nathalie Handal tells Ram Devineni of her experiences in Afghanistan as well as explaining where her fascination with the written word originally came from.

Samuel Maoz’s Lebanon by Montana Wojczuk
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Samuel Maoz made Lebanon to make sense of his own experiences as a soldier in the Lebanese war of the 1980s. Montana Wojczuk assesses the film and addresses the gestation period for clear narratives that deal with traumatic events in history.

Raja Alem by Tom McDonough
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“What does ‘exile’ mean in a globalized world? To feel you’re an exile, you have to have a country you belong to.”

I’Jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody by Sinan Antoon

This First Proof contains a passage from I’Jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody.

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