سبعة ورود في غرفة

A Room with Seven Roses

Tarek Haddad

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Between the visible and the unseen, what can be told and what must remain unsaid, A Room with Seven Roses explores the lives of a group of children affected by extreme and recurring traumatic experiences since their earliest days of existence. The resulting body of work is a visual collaboration between the photographer, the children, and psychologists who have worked with them, taking place in the transitory safe space they live in away from their original homes.

The traces across the space, the fleeting human presence, and the uncanny juxtaposed with the mundane elements of daily life, draw on notions of loss, the need for belonging, the fragility of identity in children, and the lasting effects of abuse, trauma, and neglect on people, especially when exposed at a young age.

In parallel, the project also taps into the limitations and restrictions of the genre of documentary photography. The story enforces anonymity and requires discretion in order to protect the identities of the children.

How can the story be conveyed without revealing too much?

Beirut, Lebanon

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Tarek Haddad

Lebanon

Tarek Haddad is a Lebanese photographer born and based in Beirut. His work is inspired and driven by a constant questioning of the emotional and relational human conduct. His projects ruminate on humanity's engagement with the environment, in both spatial and cultural aspects. His series, Vesica Piscis, was exhibited at Galerie Janine Rubeiz in Lebanon in 2017. His Neoplasticity artwork was part of a group show during the Beirut Art Fair in 2016, and was part of the opening show at CUB Gallery in Beirut in in 2017.

www.tkhaddad.com
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