Kuwaiti Joy

  • Photography and Words  Keith Shuaib

These photographs are from an on-going series, made in the urban landscape of Kuwait. I’m always intrigued by the – sometimes veiled, sometimes explicit, often unconscious – theatricality of urban spaces. My aim was to look at how suppressed meanings find their expression through the cracks in a city’s poker face; how informal constructions and interventions modify urban spaces originally designed to project one set of ideas and values, introducing distinct meanings of their own; and how the typical tropes of urban design and officially-sanctioned expressions end up subverting themselves.

Keith Shuaib recently placed 3rd in the PYLOT open call exhibition 2018 in collaboration with Free Range.

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