Mr. Khiar – Jeroen Robert Kramer (2015) preview

Mr. Khiar – Jeroen Robert Kramer (2015)

Jeroen Robert Kramer, “mr. Khiar?”, 2015
90 x 71,3 mm
Piëzografie (pigment print) on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Ultra Smooth 315grs
wooden frame, no glass.
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
Price: € 2.500,-
Price including VAT, print and framing costs

Au loin, rires de filles.
« M. Khiar. »
« Oui. »
« Je vois un paysage japonais dans les fissures du mur. »
Déclic d’un appareil photo.
Léger ronflement.
Nouveau déclic d’un appareil photo.
« M. Khiar ? »

The work « M. Khiar ? » will be donated by Jeroen Robert Kramer and FLATLAND for the CHANGE exhibition to benefit Beirut.

“Jeroen Robert Kramer seeks solace in the beauty of the mundane and finds support in his alter ego, the fictive Monsieur Khiar who has suffered his own traumas in the civil war that devastated Lebanon. Story with a universal message.” !!!!
— Arno Haijtema, 26 March 2016, Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant

Jeroen Robert Kramer’s (1967, Amsterdam) used to live in Beirut from 2000 where he worked in the Middle East as a documentary and war photographer for the New York Times,Vanity Fair, and others. In 2008 he decided to stop working in war zones and to create images of daily life: seemingly insignificant objects or scenes, “intimate carriers of meaning”, telling in the end, paradoxically an even greater truth than his journalistic images. The pictures may show for example jumbled scenes or broken objects, such as a ripped poster hanging from a hoarding, bringing across a truth of human existence and love.

Kramer is winner of the Dutch Doc Award and the New York Photo Book Festival Award. In 2015 his poetic photographs of Beirut were exhibited in the solo show Une Femme at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam. Kramer is represented by FLATLAND, Amsterdam.


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