Photographing the Neoliberal Frontier States close to the Persian Gulf are famous for stunning building projects like Burj Khalifa in Dubai, Abu Dhabi’s Louvre and the 2022 World Cup Stadium in Doha. Soon, the Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia will eclipse Burj Khalifa as the tallest building in the world and countless less prestigious constructs are in various stages of construction in this region of the world. When Ryan Debolski came to Oman, after being awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research abroad, he found himself connecting with and photographing the kind of people who build these iconic structures. Not the...
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