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This video projection, composed from images found in the Arab Image Foundation archives, incorporates military group portraits from Iraq and Egypt produced between 1920 and 1940. In depicting specific moments in history, the images featured here also shed light on larger cultural, social, and political issues. Some of the photographs are undated; others are anonymous—but in any case, such group portraits, including those of the graduating classes from the Baghdad and Cairo Police Academies seen here, would surely have been taken by professional photographers. Seen one after another in a continuous loop, the images depict solemn men either seated or standing row upon row, recalling the official class portraits that so many of us posed for every year.