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A short extract of material from our upcoming installation, The Circle. Images and sounds from the Nineweh Plains, Northern Iraq...
A short clip from our ongoing exhibition at the Ditch, Shoreditch Town Hall 380 Old Street London EC1V 9LT. We would love to bring this work to more places and in order to do so we need your support. Please also check out our kickstarter campaign. Thank you !
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February 14
Iraqis still remember the more than 400 civilians the US military killed in a single bombing in Baghdad in 1991.
Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi called for the elimination of jihadist "sleeper cells" Monday after a twin suicide bombing killed 31 people in Baghdad in the second such attack in three days.
The Circle added 17 new photos to the album: August Bebel Exhibition | Berlin | Sept 9 - 29 | 2017 — with Simon Hipkins and Agata Skowronek in Berlin, Germany.

Some photos of the opening and closing nights of the recent exhibition in Berlin. Thanks to all those attended and supported the exhibition.

TONIGHT - Please join architect and author Renate Amann at August Bebel Institut from 19:00 to 21:00 for a discussion about Picasso's painting 'Guernica' and its resonance as a anti-war symbol.

The Circle installation will be available to see before and after the talk.

The talk is in German

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Thu 7:00 PM UTC+02August Bebel InstitutBerlin, Germany
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The Circle added 16 new photos from September 2017 to the album: August Bebel Exhibition | Berlin | Sept 9 - 29 | 2017 — in Berlin, Germany.
September 2017

'The Circle' (Iteration 2) Opening at August Bebel Institute Gallery, Berlin Germany

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Ausstellung «The Circle» von Agata Skowronek, Simon Hipkins und David McAulay.
8.–29. September 2017

'The Circle' is an immersive sound and image installation portraying individual stories of those suffering internal displacement in Iraq.

Presented by artists Simon Hipkins, Agata Skowronek and David McAulay at the August Bebel Institut in Berlin, Germany.

Vernissage - Friday 8 September - 19:00 - 21:00 ...
Including a performance by Babylon Orchestra.

Exhibition duration - 9 - 29 September

How does war and violence impact the daily lives of the people that are immediately affected by it? 13.3% of Germany’s refugee influx is made up of Iraqi migrants, but we rarely hear about those who have stayed behind. There are currently over 3 million people, living in 3,700 locations across Iraq, who have fled their homes as a result of armed conflict, generalised violence, and political, ethnic or religious persecution. The material for »The Circle« was gathered by two artists over a number of years whilst they journeyed through various regions of the country, interviewing a wide variety of different inhabitants and communities. The individual stories exemplify the situation of the many who have fled from one part of the country to another. They are condemned to be refugees in their own country without the means to build a life elsewhere, reflecting the situation for so many others in Iraq and the Middle East.

Documentary photography, video recordings, audio interviews and recordings of ambient sound are combined and manipulated to create an immersive experience. »The Circle« evokes the endless uncertainty in the lives of people who have been displaced by force through its circular form, which simultaneously repeats and alters over time. The installation transports the audiences beyond the expected norms of current affairs reportage and instead places them in a challenging and confrontational new environment that demands engagement on an emotional and visceral level.

About the artists:

Agata Skowronek is a photojournalist working for Geo, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, specialized on topics of the Middle East. Her photo and video exhibition »Zero Tolerance« on state authority in Turkey took place in 2014.

Simon Hipkins is a documentary film-maker and photographer. He founded »Key Pictures« in 2012, a production company dedicated to experimenting with new forms of documentary. He works regularly for Al Jazeera English.

David McAulay is producer, composer and sound designer. He took part in feature films, documentaries and promotion films. Recently, he worked as a music supervisor and sound designer for the film »From Scotland With Love«.

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Fri 7:00 PM UTC+02Müllerstraße 163, 13353 Berlin, Deutschland
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Video taken by Ali Arkady and shared with the news network appears to show uniformed Iraqi soldiers beating Iraqi civilians.
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May 31, 2017
Latif Al Ani (b. 1932, Baghdad) is known as the founding father of Iraqi photography. From the 1950s to the 1970s, during a period of increased cosmopolitanism and openness in the country, he was prolific in documenting everyday life in Iraq. His vast archive, of black-and white realist photographs,...

Another podcast related to our piece by Chris King.…/podcast-an-intervi…/

In this episode I speak to Agata Skowronek – a photojournalist and video journalist from Germany, now based in Berlin having recently moved back there after spending the past 8 years based in Turkey, and working throughout the Middle East. The interview is pretty long, but I assure you it’s wort…
(Dohuk, Iraq) - The armed group Islamic State is holding hundreds of Yezidi men, women, and children from Iraq captive in formal and makeshift detention facilities in Iraq and Syria.

Documentary Photography Review are doing a series of podcasts about The Circle as the project develops. You can listen to the first below which features myself (Simon Hipkins) speaking about the plans for the project and the crowd funding experience. Agata Skowronek's will follow in a couple of weeks, followed by David McAulay's 2 weeks later. Many thanks to Chris King for putting these together.…/podcast-simon-hipk…/

In this episode I’m speaking to documentary photographer and filmmaker Simon Hipkins. Simon has worked professionally in photography and film for 15 years, and has worked as a director/producer, cameraman and editor for documentaries for the BBC and Channel Four. In 2013 Simon was named as one of …

The latest report from the IDMC (Internal displacement monitoring centre) has estimated that there are now 4 million internally displaced people in Iraq. In 2014 alone, Iraq suffered the highest new internal displacement worldwide with at least 2.2 million displaced. This report really conveys the impact this is having on the country.…/iraq-idps-caught-be…/

Violence against civilians in Iraq has driven three million people into internal displacement in just eighteen months, with access to safety dramatically restricted by the fragmentation of society.
Militarization continues to sweep over Iraqi society and has had a profound impact on children, whose artistic creations are now imbued with images of war and violence.

Thanks to all of you we can develop our Iraq project further. Hopefully most of you will have the opportunity to see this work by yourself. We will keep you posted about what is happening with it as well what is happening with Iraq.