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Vent is a documentary photography project that portrays Sana’a-based artists and musicians and their work. Photojournalist Rahman Taha aims to visually document artists’ lives in the hope that his work acts as an archive and a witness to Yemini artists’ activities during the war and conflict years. Taha believes that the collective Yemeni memory is unreliable, and that people are quick to forget the past. It is from this belief that his idea was born.
Rahman Taha studied general medicine in the college of veterinary medicine. He began taking photographs in 2007, and eventually it became a passion. Since 2010, Taha has held 14 group and solo exhibitions between Sana’a, Taiz, Aden and Madrid. His work has been published in The New Yorker, Forbes, and Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Rahman Taha is 27 years old and lives in Sana’a.