Diana Matar, Hisham Matar and Philippe Sands: 3 Books in 3 Photographs
Photographer Diana Matar (Evidence), writer and journalist Hisham Matar (The Return) and international lawyer Philippe Sands (East West Street and City of Lions) explore each other’s work by casting a spotlight on a clutch of illuminating and transformative images. These three superb storytellers remind us of what it is to be truly human within the never-ending cycle of man’s inhumanity to man.
In association with Index on Censorship
Diana Matar is a photographer. A graduate of the Royal College of Art, she received the Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award for Fine Art, the International Fund for Documentary Photography and The Arts Council of England Individual Artist Grant. Her work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern, The National Museum of Singapore and The Institut du Monde Arabe, Paris. Her monograph Evidence was published to critical acclaim.
Hisham Matar was born in New York to Libyan parents, spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo, and has lived most of his adult life in England. His debut novel In the Country of Men was published in twenty-nine languages and won numerous international prizes as well as being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to great acclaim.The Return has been selected as one ofThe New York Times' 10 best books of 2016. Matar lives in London and New York.
Philippe Sands QC is professor of international law at University College London, and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. His latest books are East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize, Genocide and City of Lions.