Recreational purpose is a group photography exhibition commissioned on the occasion of Manama, Capital of Arab Tourism 2013. Six photographers from across the Arab World were invited to Bahrain for a short-term residency to work. The exhibition offers 11 personal and subjective readings of the urban and natural landscape and as many interpretations. The diversity of the photographic portfolio questions the increasingly homogenous and flattening branding initiatives for cultural tourism.
Participating artists: Taysir Batniji, Nicène Kossentini, Hrair Sarkissian, Ghada Khonji, Jamal penjweny, Waheeda Malullah, Eman Ali, Steve Sabella, Haya Al Khalifa, Camille Zakharia and Wed Abduljawad