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Sydney-based photographer Rod Sainty presents a new series of photographs of the architectural masterworks of Islam’s Western frontier, in present-day Tunisia, Morocco and Spain.
Having previously photographed architecture throughout Iran, Rod turned his lens towards the monuments created in the western provinces of Islam from the late 700s and 800s during a period of vigorous intellectual activity in religion, in science and a flourishing of art and architecture.
In images made over several visits in 2016 and 2018, Rod explores Islamic architecture from the perspective of formal architectural photography using a 4×5 camera.
The Corner Gallery, Stanmore. NSW until 26 March 2019
Main photograph above: Pointed horseshoe arches, Ibn Tumart Mosque. Morocco. 2018. 51 x 61 cm inkjet print. Rod Sainty. Photographs below: by Rod Sainty.
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