Influential Syrian restauranteur and event planner, Magdy Sharshafji, has signed on to write an essay for Aleppo, Syria:Witness to an Ancient Legacy. Sharshafji plans to write about creating the modern restaurant and party scenes in Aleppo, Syria before the civil war.
We are excited to collaborate with famed Syrian artist, Khaled Akil, on the design of “Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy.” Khaled will be creating custom calligraphy pieces to add thouroughout the book. This first piece is for the Table of Contents.
Filmmaker Mitch Massie shot thiry-one interviews in five cities on two coasts in under two weeks! He’s archiving and reviewing the 40+ hours of footage and hopes to have a preliminary rough cut of the documentary film by end of fall 2013.
Filmmaker Mitch Massie and publicist Talia Miller, have decided to move forward with a feature length film on Jason Hamacher. Currently in the preproduction stage, Massie and Miller plans to interview Hamacher’s friends, family, associates, and acquaintances later this month. More updates as they come.
The International Cultural Center in Gaithersburg, MD asked Jason Hamacher to exhibit photographs and speak at the Jews and Muslims making Art Together (JAMmARTt) event on Feb 21 at. The ICC is a communal space run by an amazing group of Sufi Islamic women striving to make a change in this world. Hamacher is going to exhibit three large prints, two of the Great Synagogue of Aleppo & one of the Great Mosque of Aleppo. Hamacher plans to speak on his work in Syria and his forthcoming book, “Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy.”
The Adams Morgan Moishe House in Washington DC asked Jason Hamacher and Lost Origin Productions to exhibit photographs at a town hall meeting on the Syrian Uprising they are hosting on July 25. The event aims is to expand the general understanding of the Syrian Uprising through panel discussion led by a diverse group of speakers.
Renowned architect, Adli Qudsi, has agreed to write an essay for “Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy.” Adli has been a key figure in the renovation and design Aleppo, Syria’s citadel and old city and provide personal insight to the city’s rise as an architectural wonder. Here’s a link to an older article about Qudsi’s work.
With Syria in the midst of revolution, Hamacher has decided to explore the open range of Nevada. The expedition will span 800 miles driving though ghost towns, prospector grave yards, mountains and hot springs. Hamacher may drive wearing spurs. Check out images in Nevada section under Photography.
We are very excited to announce author and professor Abraham Marcus is contributing text for Hamacher’s book, “Aleppo, Syria: Witness to an Ancient Legacy.” Marcus also chose to use Hamacher’s photography for a new Arabic translation of his seminal work, “The Middle East On the Eve of Modernity: Aleppo in the 18th Century.”