The Photo Studio “Baghdad”

Director: Elīna Cērpa
Performers: Omar Albajare, Jana Ļisova
Artist: Ineta Sipunova
Light designer: Krišjānis Strazdīts
Photography: Yassin Al-Obeidi, Zaid Yassin


Ģertrūdes ielas teātris

Photographer Yassin Al-Obeidi operates a studio in Baghdad. In the last fifty years he has captured thousands of images depicting children, women, men, families, and newly-weds. The Iraqi photography culture is theatrical, sentimental, restrained and yet extremely intimate. The last forty years have been devastating for Iraq, but the photo studio offers an opportunity to place its client in a more favourable world, one that does not include the presence of war. The theatre production makes use of Yassin Al-Obeidi’s photography archive, which director Elīna Cērpa discovered a few years ago in Amsterdam.

For the first time a rare collection of studio photographs has travelled from Baghdad to Latvia, which will be available to view during the performance.

Foto: Anna Rosalie Uudre


Laima Slava: “Izrāde “Fotosalons „Bagdāde””mudina pietuvoties ikdienas dzīvei Irākā ” (LR1, Kultūras Rondo, 06.02.2018.)

Pirmizrāde teātra uzvedumam «Fotosalons «Bagdāde»»” (LTV1, Kulūras ziņas, 05.02.2018.)

Santa Raita: “Portrets parāda varas stāvokli valstī” (NRA, 01.02.2018.) 

Es esmu atkarīga no teātra” ( saruna ar Elīnu Cērpu, 08.05.2018.)

Bēgšana no Mosulas un bīstamā māksla” ( saruna ar Omāru Albadžari, 16.05.2018.)


Toms Čevers “Omara acīs asaru nav” (Kultūras Diena un Izklaide, 26.02.2018.) 

Created with the financial support by Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia