Lebanese Archive

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Al Arabiya TV, Evening News, Interview by Mostapha Zarou

Broadcast 15 Sept, 2014 across the Middle East

Interview with Ania Dabrowska and Diab Alkarssifi, 2 min 18 sec, Language: Arabic (watch online…)

The National, UAE, James Langton: A little piece of history rescued.

Published 14 Sept 2014, Print & Online

It was four years ago, when a Lebanese man with little English arrived at a hostel for the homeless in Camden Town, (more…)

L’Orient le jour, Beirut, Maya Ghandour Hert: Le photographe libanais, l’artiste et le gros buzz

Published, 10 Sept 2014, Online

D’un côté, une artiste qui a du flair. De l’autre, un photoreporter libanais « devenu SDF » à Londres…
(full article…)


The Daily Star, Beirut, India Stoughton: Alkarssifi and the lost archive of Baalbek

Published 12 Sept 2014, Print and 13 Sept 2014, Online

Sometimes passionate photographers are forced to become unofficial archivists…

(full article…)

BJP Online, UK, Gemma Padley: An archive for modern times.

Published 12 Sept 2014, Online

Artist Ania Dabrowska gives BJP an exclusive glimpse inside her multiplatform project, Lebanese Archive…

(full article…)

Beared Revered, Online, Kickstarter: A Lebanese Archive by Ania Dabrowska

Published 09 Sep 2014, Online

Diab Alkarssifi’s lost archive of Lebanese and Arab photographs is brought to light in a new book by Ania Dabrowska…

(full article…)

The Daily Star Online, Beirut, Homeless Lebanese man in London gives birth to historical archive

Published 7 Sept 2014, Online

A rich photographic archive of Lebanon has surfaced in the most unlikely of places, when a London-based artist discovered…
(full article…)

The Observer Magazine, UK, Sean O’Hagan, A lost Lebanon.

Published 7 Sept 2014, Print and The Guardian Online, 6 Sept 2014

When artist Ania Dabrowska started working with Diab Alkarssifi, a homeless Lebanese man in London, she made a startling discovery. Sean O’Hagan hears the story behind them. (full article …)

Kickstarter Campaign: A Lebanese Archive book

28 Aug – 27 Sept 2014

Book Works launches a KICKSTARTER campaign for A Lebanese Archive book by Ania Dabrowska to be published by Book Works and the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, in Spring 2015.  Pledge and receive one of our exciting rewards to help us reach our target in just 30 days! (more…)

Ashkal Alwan, Beirut: Lebanese Archive: Dreamers Against All Odds, Lecture by Ania Dabrowska

12 May 2014

Where does an archive end and ‘real’ life begin?  How to dream a dream of (migrant) home without waking up from a nightmare?  


Artist’s Residency at Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, 15 April – 15 May, 2014

Ania Dabrowska travels to Beirut for a month-long Artist’s Residency at Ashkal Alwan to work on the project’s book (Book Works), exhibition works and the online archive of Diab’s collection with the Arab Image Foundation.


LONDON ART FAIR – TALK, 17 January 2014

Archive: Record, Catalyst and Fiction: Martin Barnes, V&A, Ania Dabrowska, Artist, Melinda Gibson, Artist, Chaired by Sue Steward


Archives and Participatory Practice, Symposium, 23 January 2014

Speakers: Sue Andrews, The Cass, Renee Mussai, Curator and Head of the Archive at Autograph ABP, Mike Seaborne, Photographer and former Curator of Photographs at The Museum of London, Ania Dabrowska, Artist, Lebanese Archive project, Graham Diprose, Academic and Researcher, the East End Archive, Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager at The Bishopsgate Institute, Brigitte Orasinski, Director of Strange Cargo


Book Works confirmed as Lebanese Archive publisher, November 2013

More than any other publisher, Book Works’ whole raison d’être is to explore the innovative possibilities of the book… they have had increasing reverberations in the art world. Blueprint


Lebanon – The First Trip

14 – 24 October 2013

Ania Dabrowska and Diab Alkarssifi traveled to Lebanon for the first project production trip: to visit Diab’s home city of Baalbek, to locate the remaining part of Diab’s archival collection, to meet some of the families whose albums constitute the collection, to visit locations prominent in the archive in Beirut, Baalbek, to locate more archival practices in Beirut.


Conversations About Archive Installation Shots

Conversation Room installation, process.   (more…)

Four Corners Gallery, London, Conversations About Archive, Private View

Four Corners Gallery, London, Private View. A big thank you to everyone who came.

Time Out, Top Ten Photography Exhibitions in London

We made it into the top 10 photography shows in London listing in TimeOut.  (more…)

SPACE Studios

This is where it all started – thank you for featuring us on your website!

Featured on Time Out Website

We’re really happy to have been featured on Things to do Today on the Timeout website.

V&A Museum: Uncertain States Talk

Ania Dabrowska, Diab Alkarssifi, and KennardPhillipps in a talk about collaboration, chaired by Sue Steward.   (more…)

Four Corners Gallery, London, Ania Dabrowska: Conversations about Archive

9-27 September 2013

Launching the Lebanese Archive project, an exhibition of photography, video, installation by Ania Dabrowska inspired by an unknown collection of archival photographs from the Middle East, belonging to a former Lebanese photojournalist, Diab Alkarssifi.


Conversation 1:

18.09.13, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The first of two panel talks with international experts from Fine Art, Publishing, Archiving, Academic, Literary and Media fields.


Conversation 2

25.09.13, 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The second of two panel talks with international experts from Fine Art, Publishing, Archiving, Academic, Literary and Media fields:


Lebanese Archive featured on the Polish Cultural Institute website

The ‘Conversations about Archive’ exhibition has recently been featured on the Polish Cultural Institute’s website. (more…)

Featured on Photomonitor

The Lebanese Archive project was recently featured on Photomonitor(more…)

Weekend Fundraiser

21-23 June 13

We had a wonderful weekend promoting and raising awareness of the archive and launching Ania Dabrowska’s new SPACE studio in Britannia Works.


PICS Photographic Images Changing Society Festival

8 June 2013

Lebanese Archive featured in PICS, Photographic Images Changing Society festival by PhotoVoice / Fotosythesis at Rich Mix, London.

Jadaliyya Magazine, Beirut, Ania Dabrowska, Pierced Memories, the Lebanese Archive of Diab Alkarssifi

Published 01 May 2013, Online

Text by Ania Dabrowska, Images courtesy of Diab Alkarssifi, edited by Michelle Woodward, Photography Editor, Jadaliyya Photography.

full article here.