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Maddy Jones

Photography Page Intern

Metrography: An Independent Iraqi Photo Agency

[Two girls run through a field on Cizre Mountain during the celebration for Newroz, the Kurdish New Year. 18 March 2015. Photo by Furkan Temir/Metrography]

What images come to mind when foreigners think of Iraq? Perhaps a blurry shot of soldiers dodging gunfire. A young girl displaced by ISIS staring sadly into the lens. Women who wear black abayas. These are the kind of images taken mostly by foreigners, especially American and European photo agencies and media companies. However, since 2009 Metrography, an independent photo agency in Iraq, has been training Iraqi photographers to tell their country’s stories at a level of ...

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Maddy Jones


Maddy Jones is staff photographer at The Index- Journal in Greenwood, South Carolina and the Photography Page intern.