Metropolis 2.0 - City Life in the Urban Age at The Empty Quarter

Metropolis 2.0 - City Life in the Urban Age is the latest exhibition at The Empty Quarter in Dubai. It's been on since 19th October and ends on 30th November. It features work by 35 photographers and is probably one of the biggest shows at The Empty Quarter has ever had. If you've not been to it, I strongly recommend you don't miss it.

Since the beginning of the 21st century, more than half of the world's population are living in cities. Metropolis:­ City Life in the Urban Age shows the many faces of the modern city.

Never in history has the number of people living in cities grown faster than in recent decades. This has enhanced the role of the city as a cultural, economic and social nerve centre. The city is the birthplace for a culture and morality that extends far beyond its boundaries.

In photography of diverse sorts – documentary and constructed – Metropolis literally leads you through a city of images. In the gallery, a city will arise, consisting of high buildings, streets and squares where you can walk around and appreciate the images.  

Metropolis 2.0 is co-produced together with Noorderlicht Photography.

 Next Level - Dubai 2007, from Arabian Prospects III © Frederic Lezm

Next Level - Dubai 2007, from Arabian Prospects III © Frederic Lezm

 Beirut, Martyr Square 1977-2004 © Paul Gofferjé

Beirut, Martyr Square 1977-2004 © Paul Gofferjé


Photographers taking part in this exhibition:

Abir Abdullah - Andreas Meichsner - Andreas Mueller-Pohle - Antje Hanebeck - Ashley Gilbertson - Bas Princen - Bonadies & Olavarría - Carlos Cazalis - Cedric Delsaux - Christoph Gielen - Corinne Vionnet - Carlos & Jason Sanchez -  Dennis Rito - Dhruv Dhawan - Edith Roux  - Frederic Lezmi - Jian Jiang - Ikuru Kuwajima - Kai Uwe Gundlach - Katrin Greiling Martin Becka - Martin Roemers - Michael Wolf - Nadine Stijns - Nina Berman - Paul Gofferjé - Peter Bialobrzeski - Philippe Chancel - Rasel Chowdhury - Richard Allenby-Pratt - Sayed Asif Mahmud - Tiane Doan na Champassak - Virgilio Ferreira - Will Steacy - Yang Yongliang

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