Through the Crowd


Through the Crowd

A Selection of Images from The Fouad Debbas Collection
9 March, 2018 to 4 June, 2018
The Fouad Debbas Collection Gallery, Level 1
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    American Colony
    Washing of the feet ceremony, Jerusalem
    Circa 1898-1914
    Albumen print mounted on board
    22 x 28 cm

Opening reception: Thursday 8 March from 18:00 to 21:00.


About the exhibition

When a crowd rushes to gather around a spectacle, the photographer stands ready.

The spectacle that unfolds – whether an animal carcass at a street market, a religious procession, or historic event – results from an unrehearsed action, in contrast to group photography which, for its part, is orchestrated by the photographer.

In capturing crowds, the photographer utilizes what have become the guiding rules of photojournalism. He assumes the role of spectator, chooses a favorable vantage point, and releases the shutter upon the immediate action, eagerly capturing the haphazards of instantaneity.