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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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Factories

Eventually the assembly line finds a way to make what you need, plus what you never thought to think you might want. In the picture collection folder Factories you might find evidence of the way our world was built.

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Cemeteries

From the longer poem Outside the Ossuary by David Pemberton

From the longer poem Outside the Ossuary by David Pemberton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Cemeteries folder there are 80 pictures. Here are a few:

Ancient Sarcophagi

Ancient Sarcophagi

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Wethersfield, Connecticut

Wethersfield, Connecticut

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The Salem of Hawthorne

Chester Street Burying-Ground
The Century Magazine, Vol XXVIII, No 5. September 1884.

The Cappucine Cemetery

The Cappucine Cemetery
Travel, January 1927.

Little Falls Cemetery

Little Falls Cemetery

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Grave of Three Soldiers, Germany, 1949.

Grave of Three Soldiers, Germany, 1949.
Photo by David Seymour “Chim”

City of the Dead

City of the Dead
Cairo, Egypt

From the longer poem Outside the Ossuary by David Pemberton

From the longer poem Outside the Ossuary by David Pemberton