Past Event

Visual and Political Culture in Contemporary Algeria

November 3, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Online Event


Virtual Panel Discussion in French. 

This virtual panel is part of a larger series of events on Algeria at 60: Images from a Revolution

Photography has been an important point of departure for the exploration of the political possibilities of images in contemporary Algeria. In this panel discussion in French, Ammar Bouras and Mourad Krinah, two leading Algerian visual artists, discuss visual culture and politics with Selma Hellal, visionary editor of Barzakh Press, whose catalog includes arresting photo journals and photographic chronicles, and Malika Rahal, a historian whose innovative writing explores the intersections of history and memory. 

- Ammar Bouras, Algerian Photographer and Visual Artist

- Selma Hellal, co-founder of Barzakh publishing house in Algiers

- Mourad Krinah, Algerian Visual Artist and Graphic Designer

- Malika Rahal, Director of the Institut d'histoire du temps présent (IHTP); Researcher at the Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS); Thesis Research Director at Université Paris 8

Moderated by Madeleine Dobie, Chair of French Department, and Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Columbia University

This panel will be followed by another virtual panel, in English, on “Algerian Popular Politics from the War of Independence to the Hirak”. 

Contact Information

Clara Wilhelm