Fictional photo reportage, found images & text
Commissioned by Ibraaz
It is small, we like it this way is a fictional photo reportage comprised of fragments of images sourced from lifestyle USA magazines of the sixties and particularly articles that focus on the Middle East, North Africa and the Global South. Diverse images are linked through a narrative text that mimics the language of serial magazine instalments. Imagining connections beyond the West, the work revisits images created in the West of the Middle East, North Africa and the Global South, not to reveal their constructed nature but in order to imagine new possibilities. In re-appropriating the language of news publishing, the fictional photo reportage repossesses images from disparate contexts and assigns to them new narrative functions.