Past Exhibition / Youssef Nabil
May 08 - July 01, 2008
To inaugurate The Third Line, Doha a solo exhibition of photographs by artist Youssef Nabil from May 8 – July 1, 2008 opened the new galley space in Qatar. This exhibition is made possible with the support of Deutsche Bank.
Many famous artists have been Nabil’s subject in the following years including Tracey Emin, Natacha Atlas, Paulo Coelho, Nan Goldin, Kate Moss, David Lynch and Louise Bourgeois: each sitter's story being told through Nabil’s black and white photographs which are painstakingly hand coloured with dream-like dewed tones.
At the age of 35, Nabil has established himself as one of the most influential photographers of his generation. Growing up in the cinematic Cairo, Youssef was intoxicated with the golden age of its stars. His works draw inspiration from his childhood memories of black and white films filled with glamour, elegance and melodrama.