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Bidoun

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Bidoun
v.1:no.1(2004:summer) &

v.1:no.7(2006)- present

In Issue 14: Objects, Sophia Al-Maria writes through her newborn cousin’s Allah-shaped ear into the shimmer of sign, symbol and story, the difference that dissolves into image or mirage, distance that folds and enfolds, the mutable mystery of letters and language. The vectors, the reach of the issue (see sample TOC below) make it a worthy spot to begin to get lost, art’s challenge accepted, a labyrinth of the unshelved. Bidoun means ‘without’ in Arabic and Farsi and its push against the meaning of ‘Middle East’ is a breathing thing that flees easy grasp.

Issue 13: Glory

Issue 13: Glory, cover by Babak Radboy

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Safya, Issue 25

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Issue 1: We Are Spatial

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Issue 16: Kids

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“Hand Baggage Control,” Issue 1: We Are Spatial

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Issue 23: Squares

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Issue 1: We Are Spatial

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Issue 26: Soft Power

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Issue 12: Projects

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Issue 14: Objects

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Hicham Benohoud, “La Salle de Classe,” Issue 14: Objects

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Lisa Farjam, “Sweet Sixteen,” Issue 16: Kids

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Roman Ondak, “Sated Table,” Issue 14: Objects

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Negar Azimi, “Brown Girl in the Ring,” Issue 18: Interviews

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Trisha Donnelly, “Untitled,” Issue 14: Objects

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Issue 22: Library

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Issue 22: Library

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Sophia Al-Maria, “Tone Poem,” with photos by Adrian Gaut, Issue 19: Noise

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Issue 1: We Are Spatial

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Issue 25

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Issue 26: Soft Power

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Circus – Clowns

The Circus category has been subdivided. Along with a general folder, you will find Circus – Acrobats, Circus – Clowns, and CircusPosters & Advertisements. Please enjoy the below selections from the Clowns folder, which has 42 items packed clownishly into one folder. They run the gamut, from the manic and frightening, to the heartbroken and cabbage-coddling.

© National Geographic Society 1948. Photos by Harold E Edgerton and Edwin L Wisherd.

Sunpak Camera Ad

© Geo, Volume II, June 1980. Photo: Richard D Gordon. This clown is “One of the actors in a skit on the Gang of Four.”

© National Geographic Society 1948. Photo by J Baylor Roberts.

Ringling Bros Barnum & Bailey “Circus Clown Alley” Troupe