Ahmed Mater is active/lives in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed Mater is known for photography, calligraphy, painting, installation, performance, video.
Biography Ahmed Mater
"A Physician-Turned-Artist Offers a Diagnosis for Islam's Holiest City," The New York Times, The Saturday Profile by Ben Hubbard, Dec. 2, 2016
IDDA, Saudi Arabia — When a human crush killed more than 2,400 people during the hajj pilgrimage in 2015, the Saudi Arabian artist Ahmed Mater was nearby doing what he had spent much of the last five years doing: moving around Mecca, Islam’s holiest city, and taking pictures.?
Mr. Mater, a former physician, had abandoned his medical career to become a full-time artist, and he had made it his goal to document the drastic changes taking place in Mecca as a means of diagnosing its overall health. The news of the stampede struck him as an important crisis.
So he rushed to the
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