The exhibit Fault Lines comprises a collection of photographs taken from JO magazine over its six-and-a-half year history. The photographs illustrate the diversity of Jordan and its many different subcultures. In addition to having a major geological fault running along its western border, Jordan is a nation fractured by many other, less corporeal fault lines. It’s a site of many different physical landscapes, both natural and man-made, in which exist numerous cultures and subcultures based on ethnicity, language, levels of economic development and value systems. All the images come directly from the magazine and are divided into three categories: ‘gendered spaces’, ‘on the margins’, and ‘active faults’. The images represent work that has been done by a large number of different photographers, including JO staff, and freelancers both local and foreign.
Fault Lines: Photography from JO Magazine
In collaboration with the French Cultural Center
May 2010 – July 2010
In the Print Studios