Peter Fryer: The Arab Boarding House in Foto8

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Peter Fryer’s long-term project The Arab Boarding House is featured in ‘The Islam Issue’ the current issue of Foto8magazine.http://www.foto8.com/new/in-print/back-issues/1417-issue-29-the-islam-issue8 MAGAZINE – THE ISLAM ISSUE
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“When Ali Said opened his South Shields boarding house for Arab seamen in August 1909, he connected the northeast of England to colonial networks that ran from Europe through Suez to India and beyond. Over time these lodgings in the Holborn district of the town marked a transformation in the character of the region. Although the boarding houses are nearing the end of their life, the Yemeni community continues to be an integral part of South Shields and northeast England.’’

Over the last 10 years Peter has worked in Yemen and the north east of England on a photographic body of work, publication, web site and multimedia work, ‘The Boarding House’, relating to the Yemeni community in South Shields, the north of England and its links with Yemen. His work in these areas looks at Arab identity and representation.  The multimedia piece, a collaboration between photographer Peter Fryer and David Campbell, documents aspects of the Yemeni community in South Shields, on the River Tyne, in the northeast of England.   To view the piece visit: david-campbell.org/ multimedia/ the-boarding-house/

Peter Fryer is a freelance documentary photographer, living in the north east of England. Peter has been a documentary photographer for 30 years producing work for exhibition, publication and editorial uses nationally and internationally.

His work looks at people and community, and over the last 25 years has concentrated on two distinct areas: The north east of England and The Middle East where he has worked extensively with Palestinians in Lebanon and Palestine.

He has had a close working relationship with The Side Gallery and Amber Films Newcastle upon Tyne for over the last 25 years. He has lectured and exhibited in UK, Germany, USA, Bangladesh, Palestine and Yemen and is an Associate Lecturer in Documentary Photography at the University of Sunderland in the Department of Photography.

www.peter-fryer.com

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