What is the typical imagery we see related to Iraq? War, violence, militias, humanitarian crises, refugee camps - these are the images fed to us by the media through which we “know” the country currently trapped in a conflict whose consequences have by now reached far beyond its borders. 

The OVER MY EYES exhibition offers an unfamiliar perspective of Iraq. 

Through the eyes of a young generation of local photographers the project presents less frequently captured fragments of reality that constitute daily life in the country: from the vastness of the northern mountainous borders, to a range of different situations across the country with the fading flashback of its recent history and the consequences of the ongoing conflict.

With unprecedented access and knowledge of the local environment the photographers bring us closer to their land, its people, their stories and to a life that goes on in spite of the war.

OVER MY EYES, stories of Iraq is an exhibition presenting the work of six contemporary Iraqi photographers and a photographic archive from the 1970s - 90s.