The conscience of Art is a yearly exhibition that falls under the umbrella of Karama Human Rights Film Festival. We seek to display art that helps expose and resolve social justice issues. In line with Karama 7’s theme of ‘Are you a human being?’ the festival presents the recent work of French photojournalist Rafael Yaghobzadeh on the refugee crisis in Europe. The literal portrayal of this artistic medium contributes to actualizing the emotions, grievances and fears of those who don’t have the means to voice their objections and distress.
Rafael Yaghobzadeh Bio:
Rafael Yaghobzadeh is a French photographer born in Paris in 1991. He was part of journalistic circles since an early age. He ventured into photography in 2002 and covered current events in France. In 2011, his keen interest in Socio political issues led him to pursue a degree in history, however, as the Arab spring commenced in Tunisia and Egypt, Rafael prioritized his photojournalistic efforts and went to cover these events. Ever since he traveled to India, Turkey, the Balkans, Armenia, Ukraine, and Palestine, and has worked with the Associated Press, Le Monde, Libération, Le Nouvel Observateur, Paris Match, VSD, Life, Grazia, Fisheye Neon.
The artist’s program will consist of a 5 day photo exhibition at the Royal Cultural Center from December 6th to the 10th. Rafael will also direct a discussion at the Institut Français and the Royal Cultural Center’s exhibition hall with Arab and European photojournalists on the ethical issue of how to capture images of people in fragile positions, such as refugees and the deceased, while persevering their Human dignity. Rafael will then hold a workshop on photojournalism aimed at promising young Jordanian photographers at Darat Al-Tasweer, a specialized photography center, on December 8th.
Funded By EUNIC Jordan