May 9, 2010
The weeks prior to my trip to India, I collaborated with Layal El Ghazirie on her debut book صرخة فراشه (Scream of a Butterfly). In her collection of 25 short stories, parables, and anecdotes, the promising young Lebanese author writes about marriage from the point of view of a 21 year old girl living in a society that, when it comes to the issue, suffers a crisis of identity.
May 6, 2010
This lecture introduces visual composition by drawing examples from several influential photographers past and present. I explain that the rules of composition are only called that for want of a better phrase, and am the first to insist that there are no rules — merely rules of thumb, a loose set of principles to fall back on, or better to engage with and challenge.