Photography

Quick Hits: Owen Murray

Owen Murray, “Awamiyah Corniche 1 June 17, 2013” 2013

Fascinated by anthropology and archaeology, Alberta-based photographer Owen Murray has spent the last decade documenting cultural heritage projects in Cameroon, Turkmenistan, Oman, and Egypt.  He’s on exhibition at Strathcona County Art Gallery through Aug. 25.

A Horse Led to Water, 2010, from the series Roaming the Planet

The current exhibition features photographs of murals (referencing ancient Egyptian symbols and artworks combined with contemporary socio-political messages) protesting the political and cultural uprising in Egypt labelled the “Arab Spring”.

See more on his website, here.

The exhibition site, here.

 

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