Revolution Ed Ou

Shot of Art: Dispatches from the Arab Spring

Ed Ou's "Revolution" keeps up a trend that sees O'Born Contemporary as one of the best galleries in the city for contemporary documentary photography and photojournalism. The last time we stopped by the Ossington art space, it was showing a devastating set of photographs depicting the aftermath of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami by Magnum photographer Dominic Nahr. For its latest exhibit, the gallery brings us photos of the Arab uprising by a photographer who's every bit the rising star.

Only 24, Ou has already built up an impressive resume of photojournalistic accomplishments, including his most recent work documenting the massive protests that brought down the Mubarak regime in Egypt. While similar images have graced the pages of major newspapers across the world, the photographs that compose this exhibit remain as relevant as they are haunting. Gathered together, they form a narrative of the revolution that's marked by a human element that's mostly absent in front page news-reportage. Less about bird's eye views and images that seek to place the events in solely in a grand historical context, here we get portraits of the revolution that puts the people who undertook the uprising at the forefront.

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Photos courtesy of O'Born Contemporary, 2011


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