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16 Oct 2013

'Forsaken' - Christian Ghammachi's first solo photography show in Dubai

Christian Ghammachi

Showcase Gallery


22 October to 18 November Private preview by invitation only Open from 9.30 am to 6pm, Saturdays to Thursdays

Marina Iordan
+971 4 3790940
+971 4 3790950

Showcase Gallery
Unit 35, Alserkal Avenue
Al Quoz, Dubai

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This October, Showcase Gallery is pleased to present Christian Ghammachi's first solo show in Dubai.

His powerful photographic images portray the exceptional beauty of the African continent, its land, sea, animals, humans and most importantly the fragility of all four in synchronicity, whilst importantly focusing on their resilience. Immersed in the vision of Christian's work, one has the feeling that time has ceased to matter and that somehow there is comfort in desolation.

Amongst the works exhibited, elephants are prominent; we have invaded their natural habitat, desecrated their world, polluted their water and air, genetically modified their grass and taken photos of them to remember, in case they become extinct before us. We know not whether the magnificent elephants in his images will still be roaming Africa for future generations? This in itself makes Christian's images iconic. 

His photos are printed on archival fine art paper and sold in limited editions of 18 divided between the various sizes.

About Christian Ghammachi

Christian Ghammachi was born in Lebanon and lived in Kuwait, Belgium as well as South Africa. In early 2013, Christian made the decision of a lifetime – give up his career in corporate law, to pursue his passion for photography full time. Following his desire to capture the resilience of Africa, he drove to Namibia to the skeleton coast and Etosha elephant park, and then travelled through South Africa by motorbike. This fall, Christian will set off on his biggest exploration. His project, Two Wheels Across, will take him though the length of Africa by motorbike, as a continuation in his quest for the ultimate African photographs.

About Showcase Gallery

Showcase was one of the first galleries to be established in the UAE in the 1990's. Displaying artworks by established and emerging artists from Africa, Europe and the Middle East, Showcase has gained a venerable reputation with art collectors and designers alike. The gallery's antique collection of Middle Eastern furniture and jewelry reflects its appreciation for traditional artisanship.