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Hamza AbuHamdia

Snapshot: Amman

[One of few facades at the Intercontinental Hotel preserved with its original form. Located in Jabal Amman it was built in 1963. The architect was John Elliott. Photo by Hamza AbuHamdia.]]

I feel compelled to snap a picture of every angle, corner, and inch of whatever I lay my eyes on, especially within the urban environment. Much has changed in Amman over the years with the construction of new buildings and the introduction of new styles, structures, and patterns. I capture these, but when I take photos in the older parts of the city it’s about more than the architecture, it’s about claiming and creating my identity as an Ammani and connecting with my ...

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Hamza AbuHamdia


Hamza AbuHamdia is an architect from Amman, Jordan. He graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor in Architecture from the German-Jordanian University. He currently works as an architect at CC Group in Amman. He previously worked in Germany and the UAE. He is interested in photography, urban and social activism, and planning. He is currently working on a project revolving around identity and culture in terms of architecture and urban character.

More of his photos of Amman's architecture can be found on his Instagram page.