Tarnima “Hymn For the Eternal Light of Spirit”

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“Tarnima”, or “Hymn for the eternal light of spirit”, is a photo exhibition by the Italian photographer Rosetta Messori that is on show at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina from 3 to 17 July 2003.. Messori’s exhibition consists of more than 40 photographs, including 20 that are being displayed in Egypt for the first time. It reflects a panorama of typical Arab settings and cultural environment, highlighting the desert, old cities, the market place, mosques and people at prayers among other things. The artist creates a special harmony between light and shade by using abstractions of human beings and a blurring of the features of nature. “The exhibition aims at strengthening the common cultural roots underlying both Italian and Egyptian civilizations, together with all the countries of the Mediterranean basin” Antonio Badini, Ambassador of Italy to Egypt said. The Exhibition is organized jointly by the Italian General Consulate in Alexandria and the Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo.   more The