© Scott Caruth, Studio Chaplin, from the book Molathan, 1998

Join us on Instagram Live at 7pm BST on Wednesday 13 May for a Photoworks Digital Event.

Shoair Mavlian, Director, Photoworks, in conversation with Scott Caruth in the latest in our series of weekly virtual conversations. The pair discuss his first photographic monologue, Molathan, published by Trolley Books.

‘Molatham’ is an Arabic verb which translates literally as ‘to cover ones face’, but is used vernacularly in Palestine to describe anybody resisting the Israeli occupation. Taking this as his starting point, Molatham is the culmination of a six year endeavour to archive the social practice of studio portraiture photography in the West Bank.

© Scott Caruth, Studio Chaplin, from the book Molathan, 1995

 

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