Bayroumi (4,600 questions)

By Paula Roush

Limited edition of 99 copies.
Printed with pigment ink on HP Heavyweight paper.
Hand-bound and manufactured.

Book concept & photographs of the Bayroumi collection by paula roush.
Based on research at the Arab Image Foundation & developed with Plan BEY in September 2015 during artist residency at Makan.
The Bayroumi Collection has been temporarily held in storage boxes at the Arab Image Foundation waiting to be catalogued and re-housed in safe archiving storage. Ultimately it will be digitised and made available online. It was contributed by AIF member Akram Zaatari, from the studio of Mohamad Bayroumi in Saida, Lebanon, and it is still being researched. It is a collection of approximately 4,600 negatives of the 35mm format, packed in cardboard boxes and plastic bags.