From the Editors
[Rawiya is a collective of photographers from the Middle East, which is garnering accolades and attention internationally. The members are Myriam Abdelaziz (Egypt/France, based in NY/Cairo), Tamara Abdul Hadi (Iraq/Canada, based in Beirut), Laura Boushnak (Palestine, based in Sarajevo), Tanya Habjouqa (Jordan/US, based in East Jerusalem), Dalia Khamissy (Lebanon, based in Beirut) and Newsha Tavakolian (Iran, based in Tehran). They concentrate on in-depth projects that ...Keep Reading »
In 1981, George Azar traveled from UC Berkeley to Beirut, Lebanon to see the Arab-Israeli conflict first hand. He got a job as a stringer, photographing the Lebanese civil war for the Associated Press and United Press International. He was captured by the Israelis during the 1982 invasion and taken to Israel, where he was released in Jerusalem. He returned to Lebanon and continued photographing the war until 1984. As the thirtieth anniversary of the Sabra and Shatilla ...Keep Reading »
Cairo Event: In tribute to the history of studio photographic practice in Egypt: On Photography, at Studio Viennoise (14 November - 16 December 2012)
Cairo Event: In tribute to the history of studio photographic practice in Egypt: On Photography, at Studio Viennoise 14 November - 16 December 2012 (Soft Opening: 14 November at 7 pm. Closing event, “Finissage”: 16 December at 6 pm.) 7 Champollion Street, Downtown Cairo Daily 11am to 8pm, until 10pm during events Curated by Heba Farid and Paul Ayoub-Geday Keep Reading »
Cairo Event: Photo Cairo 5: more out of curiosity than conviction 14 Nov – 17 Dec 2012 Photo Cairo 5: more out of curiosity than conviction is a large-scale contemporary art project in Downtown Cairo. Exhibition : 14 November-17 December 2012 Preview: 8pm, 14 November Artists: Mohamed Abdelkarim, David Degner, Ahmed El Ghoneimy, Samir ElKordy, Saskia Holmkvist, Iman Issa, Hassan Khan, Basim Magdy, Elizabeth Price, André Romão, Ben Russell, Hanaa Safwat, Sarah Samy, ...Keep Reading »
Michelle Woodward is photo editor of Middle East Report and co-editor of the Photography page at Jadaliyya. She also conducts freelance photo research for various clients and occasionally publishes articles about the history of photography and photojournalism.
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