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Posted in Dubai, Photo, Photography by homeyra on March 6, 2009

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Dubai Underground

From Mohamed‘s blog:

This is an image from the labor camps that I took last December.

It is one of a series of images that has been selected for an exhibition in New York titled Dubai Underground that will open today on the 13th of February. The exhibition is organized by mezze that represents emerging artists living and originating from Asia and the Middle East and the show aims to expose the NY art market with glimpses of the cultural complexity of Dubai.

The gallery that will host the exhibition is called Like the Spice – a charming gallery in the up and coming area of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY which I had the pleasure of visiting while in NY last week.

Check out the rest of my work that is being shown there by clicking here and a press release of the show here.

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  1. پیمان said, on March 6, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Hi,
    Dear Homeyra!
    I watched some similar scenes in Dubai near the Sheykh Zaied road,when the construction labors going for job or after leaving that,you can see lot of Asian people with no bright in their eyes ,only some live corps that looking for a few hundreds of derhams and transporting with some old bus belong t0 70’s!…
    It’s a new type of slavery in emirates with such an one way agreements that ended with Arabs profits!…
    Also an old post of my blog: http://yasnababa.blogspot.com/2007/10/blog-post_5817.html

  2. homeyra said, on March 7, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing Peyman. Syriana, the movie, was also a good glimpse into what life looks like for these workers.
    Mohamed Somji documents beautifully their stories.

  3. michael greenwell said, on March 7, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    great picture and thanks again for always having such interesting links.

  4. boogiwoogi said, on March 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Dear Humeira, I think pictures can not show the depth of the tragedy. One can not feel it until live there. I myself hav been there for about 6 years working on a project and have seen what is going on there to these labors. Once I went to see one of these houses to feel the reality. No one can believe it until s/he sees with her/his own eyes.

  5. homeyra said, on March 8, 2009 at 8:32 am

    Thanks Michael. And thank you Boogi for sharing your observations.


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