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Photography Media Roundup (5 May)

 [This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on photography in and of the region and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Photography Page Editor or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each month’s roundup to]

History, Theory, criticism

Anatomy of a Photobook: Moises Saman’s Discordia Time Lightbox presents and an article about the making of photographer Moises Saman’s book Discordia.

What’s Left of the CIA’s notorious “Black Sites” Secret Prison Network
Slate presents a look at the book “Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition” by photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black of secret prisons around the world.


Inside the Cauldron of Hebron
Time Lightbox presents the work of Italian photojournalist Lorenzo Tugnoli while embedded with a Quneibi family in Hebron for a personal look at the people living in that neighborhood.

An Israeli Journalist Asks, ‘What Happened to the People in the Photographs?Mondoweiss takes a look at photojournalist Miki Kratsman’s attempt to use social media to find the people in his work documenting Palestine.

Syria and Syrian Refugees

See the Palmyra We Can Never Get Back Time Lightbox takes a look at the black and white photographs by Peter Aaron of Palmyra’s ancient ruins, some of which have been destroyed during war.

Greek Photographers Win Pultizer Prize With These Haunting Images of the Refugee Crisis Huffington Post presents photographs by teams from The New York Times and Reuters that won the Pulitzer.

A Syrian to War: ‘Something Inside Me Broke’ Middle East Eye presents an account about Mohammed Abdullah and his journey from the Syrian protests to becoming war photographer.

A Day of Hell in Aleppo AFP presents photographs by Ameer Alhalbi of the violence in Syria.

Inside War Savaged Syria Time Lightbox takes a look at the work of Lorenzo Moleni documents the destruction of war in Syria.

A Teenage Photographer Witnessing Syria’s War New York Times Lens blog presents an article and photos about Furkan Temir beginning to document the Syrian war as a kid growing up across the boarder in Turkey.

Inside the Field Hospitals For Soldiers Wounded Fighting ISIS The New Yorker Photo Booth takes a look at Andrea DiCenzo’s work documenting hospitals in Iraq and Syria.


Egyptian Street Photographer Explores Revolutionary Change in Cairo Huffington Post  presents Instagram photos by photographer Owise Abuzaid and an article about how he got into documenting Cairo.

From the Inside Lens Culture presents the work of Heba Khalifa “From the Inside”  about the domestic life of single motherhood during Egypt’s revolution.

Cinemagraphs of Ard al-Lewa Mada Masr Panorama presents GIFs of Cairo.



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