Latif AlAni

A Tribute

With nearly 2000 paper prints and film negatives, Latif AlAni’s collection spans over the 1950s and 1970s and contains images documenting the mundaneness and vitality of the everyday; and the country’s cinematic, if often barren, landscapes. In addition, it is home to images of infrastructure, the petroleum and power industries, bearing witness to the industrialization of Iraq in the mid-20th century.

Late Latif AlAni, also known as the “Father of Iraqi Photography,” is celebrated as one of Iraq’s most prominent photographers. He continues to be solicited for exhibitions and documentaries as his archive of works touches both ancient and modern themes.