Mustafa Sabbagh, “Savages”
Born in Jordan, Amman, of Palestinian-Italian family, Mustafa Sabbagh moved to London where he trained under Richard Avedon as his assistant. He now resides in Ferrara, Italy and travels as a lecturer in photography workshops. Since 2005, his photography has centered on the figurative art with a focus on the skin as a “diary of the uniqueness of the individual”. His photographic scenes are designed to show contemporary allegories similar to the Flemish and Baroque paintings of the masters. According to art historian, Peter Weiermair, Sabbagh is “one of the hundred most influential photographers in the world”.