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Y. Kawashima @ The Empty Quarter

©Y. Kawashima, Sankei Shimbun, 1962, Souq Al Kabir

Y. Kawashima
March 18th , 2019 – April 18th, 2019

Opening Reception: Monday 18th March, 2019 – 7:00 pm

“It was in November 1962 when a Japanese photographer Y. Kawashima set foot in the Trucial States, today’s United Arab Emirates. Along with his fellow journalist, he was on a mission to report on the wider Middle East for the Sankei Shimbun Newspaper, as Japan’s interest in the region had been fuelled by the arrival of first shipment of oil from Khafji on Saudi/Kuwait border in the previous year. Having landed in Sharjah’s RAF airfield, the pair of journalists made their way to Dubai on a Land Rover taxi to stay in Airlines Hotel near the Creek, the first and only lodging there.”

The Empty Quarter, Gate Village, Bldg 02,
DIFC, Dubai, UAE,


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