South African photographer Katharine Cooper (1978, Grahamstown, South Africa) is known for identifying with her subjects and works in the space between representation and expression, opposing the “objective” documentary photographer. From October 2015 on Cooper made several journeys to Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan with the support of SOS Chrétiens d’Orient, a young French organisation which works to rehabilitate the Middle Eastern populations affected by the war. A selection of her work from the Middle East has been selected for the exhibition ‘Chrétiens d’Orient. Deux mille ans d’histoire’ at the Institut du monde arabe in Paris from 26 septembre 2017 till 14 janvier 2018.
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