Presented as the closing exhibition of Reportage Festival 2013, On Revolution Road by international photojournalist Yuri Kozyrev featured a photo series from his travels throughout North Africa and the Middle East during the Arab Spring.
When we speak from our living rooms about war, about riots, about terror, we look for indicators of right and wrong. We plainly classify heroes and villains, speak of crises as though they all look the same, and refer to The Middle East as a maelstrom of interchangeable cultures and ideologies. While the components of these faraway conflicts are similar – martyrs and mourners, rebellion and righteousness – the context of each country’s revolution is singular in both motivation and approach. During photographer Yuri Kozyrev’s travels throughout North Africa and the Middle East, he identified with these differences, and considered that perhaps each revolution deserves its own narrative. On Revolution Road tells these stories.
Presented as the closing exhibition of Reportage Festival 2013, On Revolution Road featured 22 photographs selected from a series of sixty-six images. Kozyrev’s documentary-style photography captured both the fervent and the forlorn moments that define and differentiate one country’s battle from another. The exhibition was curated by Francesco Zizola and Deanna Richardson, and marked the conclusion Reportage Festival 2013, which was presented as part of Vivid Sydney.