Eclipse



Zalmaï`s photographs capture the slow, distressing drift of exile and dispossession: spectral figures against a stormy sky, a sheared row of peaks frames a figure like a sacred relic, horizons of men, both of this world and of some timeless land. This is a documentation of a journey through ambiguous territories-from Cuba to India, Mali to the Philippines, Indonesia to Egypt, and a return to Zalmaï`s native Afghanistan-a search for place when one`s own land has been destroyed. The exhibition will open at the Musée d`Elysée, Lausanne, before traveling internationally. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1964, Zalmaï fled his homeland in 1980 to escape the occupation of the Soviet Army. He found a new home in Switzerland, where he began to photograph. His work has been included in important group exhibitions and European collections, and in international publications such as The New York Times, GEO, Stern, and others.

EXHIBITION FACTS
2001-2008 domestic and international tour

Total 45 items to occupy 165 linear feet:
o 20 gelatin-silver prints at 16 x 20" matted on 4-ply archival board, framed in black metal under UV Plexi
o 20 gelatin-silver prints at 20 x 24" matted on 4-ply archival board framed in black metal under UV Plexi
o 3 images at 4 x 6`, mounted on Gator Board
o 2 text panels at 20 x 24"

o 6-8 week bookings
o Fee: $4,500 plus prorated one-way shipping and insurance
o Artist is available for panel discussions and lectures
o 15 copies of catalog/publication Eclipse included with each booking