Translated literally into the English language,

barzakh means isthmus, and is purely a geographical 

term. However, in the Arabic it often  takes on a 

philosophical meaning, which denotes the midway 

station in the transcendence of the spirit. A stage often 

plagued by crisis and exile, but also by elation and 

hope for the future. 

These photographs are a meditation on that mysterious 

state of being where the explicit manifestations of everyday 

life - its architecture, forms and daily practices - seem to 

transcend their material reality for a fleeting moment.  



Fotografie Forum International Frankfurt, 2004 (solo)

Twenty two  40x50 cm silver gelatin prints. 


To Hell With Journals, B.

Limited Edition Prints

For editions and sizes please contact the artist.


Private collections, USA, England, Germany. 

For exhibition information or print sales 

please contact the artist.

Diana Matar


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