In March, 2012, at least 90 Iraqi students with ‘emo’ appearances were stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad. Abidin takes this single event and transforms it into an imaginative journey that examines death, the soul’s quest for liberation and the tragic price paid in the name of freedom. Symphony is an homage to these young people.
After graduating with honours from the Academy of Photography in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, photographer Marcel Christ has shot for numerous multinational brands. Working between New York and his native Amsterdam, Marcel is known for his mastery of still lifes which lend and unmistakable life-force to ordinary objects, transforming jewels, shoes and liquids into sleek art forms.