LATIF AL ANI
b. 1932, Karbala, Iraq
d. 2021, Baghdad
Latif Al Ani was known as the father of Iraqi photography and captured the nature of life in his country, including displays of public life, archeological sites and political events. His photographs bear witness to Iraq’s golden age and economic rise. He stopped making images in 1979, before the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war.
Works exhibited in Hamburg & Sharjah:
Family from the American Friends of the Middle East organization on a visit to Iraq Ctesiphon Arch, Iraq (c. 1964)
Fashion show at the Nineveh ruins in Mosul, Iraq (1965, printed 2019)