Forgotten Sunsets & Night Scenes from Pre-War Aleppo
October 12 7:30-11:00 PM
1,001 Syrian Nights is an exhibition of previously unpublished images from Jason
Hamacher’s collection of pre-war Syria photography recently taken into the permanent collection of The Library of Congress. Hamacher has chosen sixteen large-format panoramic photographs to showcase Aleppo’s skyline before it was destroyed and highlight its beauty after dark.
Hamacher aims to confront the audience with visions of grander not destruction so commonly associated with Syria. Aleppo went from being virtually unknown in the United States to becoming the symbol for international catastrophe.
Traditional Syrian food will be provided by Foodhini which was founded on the idea that food can be used to create new opportunities for immigrant and refugee communities, and also satisfy the appetites of hungry foodies in search of authentic multicultural meals. Meet and greet the Syrian musicians Lubana Al-Quntar and Takht Al-Nagham - who are performing earlier at the Millennium Stage at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts earlier at 6PM.
1,001 Syrian Nights is printed with pigmented inks on mould-based cotton paper that dates back to the late 13th Century. This is Hamacher’s first exhibit in his own Lost Origins Gallery.