Bruno Barbey exhibition opens tonight in DIFC

Bruno Barbey. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Dubaï. 1971 - 1.  courtesy of the artist and Empty Quarter Gallery
Bruno Barbey. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES. Dubaï. 1971 - 1. courtesy of the artist and Empty Quarter Gallery
Images from the unification of the UAE in 1971 and a powerful photograph of a singed and ravaged landscape in Kuwait when the oil wells burned during the Iraqi invasion of 1991 are just some of the shots taken by Magnum photographer Bruno Barbey up in The Empty Quarter this month.

Accurate Gaze captures key world events through the eyes of this well-established photographer who is French but was born in Morocco.

Over four decades Barbey journeyed across five continents and witnessed numerous military conflicts. His work has appeared in most of the world's major magazines and he is known particularly for his free and harmonious use of colour. This year, Barbey was elected as a member of the French Academy of Beaux-Arts.

Accurate Gaze opens tonight and runs until November 10. www.emptyquarter.com

Published: September 20, 2016 04:00 AM

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