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Sheikh, Fazal 1965-

Works: 75 works in 198 publications in 7 languages and 2,073 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Portraits  Exhibition catalogs  Illustrated works  History  Personal narratives  Photographs  Biography  Biography‡vPictorial works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist, Other, Contributor
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A camel for the son by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and Swedish and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portraits taken in the 1990s of Somali refugees in camps in Kenya. This book was the first in a series of projects intended to further awareness of international human rights issues
Ramadan moon by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

9 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ramadan Moon" is a timeless and poetic evocation of one woman's plight: It draws together passages from the Koran about the holy month of Ramadan with Seynab, the protagonist, and her memories of Mogadishu before the war, the story of her flight to the Netherlands in search of asylum and the history of the Dutch treatment of Somali asylum seekers
The conflict shoreline : colonization as climate change in the Negev Desert by Eyal Weizman( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Hebrew and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The village of al-#x91;Araqib has been destroyed and rebuilt more than seventy times in the ongoing #x93;battle over the Negev,#x94; an Israeli state campaign to uproot the Palestinian Bedouins from the northern threshold of the desert. Unlike other frontiers fought over during the Israel-Palestine confl ict, this one is not demarcated by fences and walls but by shifting climatic conditions. The threshold of the desert advances and recedes in response to colonization, cultivation, displacement, urbanization, and, most recently, climate change. In his response to Sheikh#x92;s #x93;Desert Bloom#x94; series (part of Sheikh#x92;s The Erasure Trilogy, published by Steidl), Eyal Weizman#x92;s essay incorporates historical aerial photographs, contemporary remote sensing data, state plans, court testimonies, and nineteenth-century travelers#x92; accounts, exploring the Negev#x92;s threshold as a #x93;shoreline#x94; along which climate change and political confl ict are deeply and dangerously entangled
The circle by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victor weeps : Afghanistan by Fazal Sheikh( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer and journalist Fazal Sheikh traveled through Afghanistan documenting the ravages of the Soviet occupation, recording ruined villages, desolate landscapes, and damaged people. Survivors tell stories of murdered family members, of nearly unimaginable terror and hardship, and of hope for a better future. Sheikh's photographs and oral histories are a terrifying portrayal of the hell of war in Afghanistan
The transformation of this world depends upon you by Wendy Ewald( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This book] is the third in a series of three collaborative art projects hosted by Amherst College in which an artist is invited to work with students to explore the relationship between the college and the local community and to produce artworks that bring the two communities closer together ... [it] grew out of Fazal Sheikh's collaboration with the students and with members of the wider Springfield community ..."--Editorial note, page 233. "[We] wanted to ... make the connection between Amherst's history in the world and an immigrant community in our midst."--Foreword, page 10
A sense of common ground : photographs from Kenya's northern frontier ; November 5-December 28, 1993 by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The victor weeps : Afghanistan by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un chameau pour le fils by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artiste militant, F. Sheikh photographie les visages de réfugiés, voulant redonner une singularité à ceux que l'actualité n'identifie que comme masse. Ses portraits s'accompagnent du récit circonstancié de l'itinéraire et de l'histoire des personnes qu'il donne à connaître
Ladli by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in 3 languages and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The stories told here will come as a shock to many: the abortion of thousands of healthy fetuses every year because of their gender, the murder at birth of baby girls, the abduction and rape of adolescents forced into prostitution, the exploitation of child labor, the physical abuses of domestic workers and, worst of all, the murder of young women whose dowries, or performance as wives, does not match their husbands', or their husbands' families' expectations." "Through a network of street-level activists, Sheikh builds up a picture of India that undermines its new role as a modern democracy. His portraits have a directness and articulacy that painfully reinforce the stories they tell. Some of the strongest voices in this book belong to older women, who have overcome personal tragedies and are determined to fight so that other women might avoid them." "What does it say about a country that it mistreats its women? It is not for lack of legislation that women continue to be abused in India, but because the police, the judiciary and the government fail to enforce the laws made to protect them. How can such an ingrained system be reformed? To answer that, we need to understand more about its victims, and in this Fazal Sheikh is a reliable guide."--Jacket
Fazal Sheikh, a sense of common ground 1992-1994 : [18.11.1998-17.1.1999, Sprengel-Museum Hannover]( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sense of common ground by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

7 editions published in 1996 in English and German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moksha by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For five hundred years the holy city of Vrindavan in northern India has been a haven for India's dispossessed widows. Cast out by their families and condemned by strict marital laws, which deny them legal, economic, and in extreme cases, their human rights, they have made their way to the city to worship at its temples and live in its ashrams, surviving on charitable hand-outs or begging on the streets. In Vrindavan they worship the young god Krishna, who invades their dreams, helping them to cast off memories from their past life and prepare for a new and better life to come. Their ultimate dream is to reach moksha - heaven - where they will find freedom from the cycle of death and rebirth and live surrounded by their gods forever. Fazal Sheikh's landscape photographs capture the meditative mood of the city and his portraits of the widows convey their sense of acceptance of life nearing its end and a longing for what is to come. As in his previous books he spent his time with his subjects, listening to their stories, which reveal the suffering caused by the traditions that still govern Indian society. Through his depiction of the city and its inhabitants, Fazel Sheikh once again contributes to our knowledge and understanding of a community whose existence, to those who live outside it, remains closed."--Jacket
A sense of common ground 1992-1994 by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deutsche Börse photography prize 2008 by Stefanie Braun( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fazal Sheikh : 02/04/2009-31/05/2009 by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concebida a modo de retrospectiva, la muestra reúne 150 imágenes que documentan la vida y los habitantes de Somalía, India y Afganistán entre otros. Dentro de la mejor tradición fotográfica documental, la que va de Lewis Hine a Eugene Atget, de Walker Evans a August Sander, la obra de Sheikh está dotada de un vigor y un ansia de verdad, palpable mediante el uso de primeros planos extremos, que está ausente en otros fotógrafos contemporáneos que apuestan por un enfoque más distanciado de la realidad. Dentro de la fotografía social practica la política de la memoria para aquellos que no están representados y de cómo hacer Historia de las gentes sin historia, que le conducen analizar las relaciones existentes entre muerte, fotografía y medios de comunicación
The transformationen of the world depends upon you by Wendy Ewald( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memory trace by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Erasure Trilogy explores the anguish caused by the loss of memory - by forgetting, amnesia or suppression - and the resulting human desire to preserve memory, all seen through the prism of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Memory Trace, the first project in the trilogy, depicts the ruins caused by the Arab-Israeli War of 1948: portraits of those traumatized by violence, devastated landscapes and fragments of buildings. This visual poem suggests the irreparable loss of a lingering past that augurs a painful and difficult future
Herkunft? : [exhibition] Fotomuseum Winterthur, 30. März-27 Mai 1996( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desert bloom by Fazal Sheikh( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tracing the ironic consequences of David Ben-Gurion's dream of settling the Negev and making the "desert bloom," the aerial photographs in Sheikh's Desert Bloom reveal the myriad actions that have displaced and erased the Bedouins who have lived in the desert for generations. Here we see the extreme transformation of the landscape through erosion, mining, military training camps, the demolition of villages and afforestation. Through Sheikh's lens the desert becomes both an archive of violence and a record of human attempts to erase it. The essential text accompanying Desert Bloom (in the publication, Desert Bloom Notes) explores the historical and contemporary clues along the shifting surface of the desert, and what lies hidden, sealed within Sheikh's aerial landscapes of the Negev
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The circle
The victor weeps : AfghanistanLadliA sense of common groundMokshaDeutsche Börse photography prize 2008Fazal Sheikh : 02/04/2009-31/05/2009A sense of common ground
Alternative Names
Fazal Ilahi Sheikh 1965-

Fazal Sheikh

Fazal Sheikh 1965-

Fazal Sheikh American photographer

Fazal Sheikh Amerikaans fotograaf

Fazal Sheikh amerikansk fotograf

Fazal Sheikh fotògraf estatunidenc

Fazal Sheikh fotógrafo estadounidense

Fazal Sheikh US-amerikanischer Fotograf

Šayḵ, Fazal 1965-

Śek̲h̲a, Faizala 1965-

Sheikh, Fazal Ilahi 1965-

שייח', פאזל, 1965-

שייח', פאצל, 1965-

English (118)

German (10)

Spanish (7)

French (3)

Swedish (1)

Italian (1)

Hebrew (1)