[This is a bi-weekly roundup of articles on photography in the Middle East and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Photography Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in roundups to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
Empowering Arab Women Through Literacy, New York Times Lens Blog
A profile of photographer Laura Boushnak’s ongoing project “I Read, I Write.” She explores different facets of women’s education across the Middle East.
When Seeing is Belonging: The Photography of Tahrir Square, Creative Time Reports
The artist Lara Baladi reflects on the use, circulation, and meaning of photography of Tahrir.
Saudi Snapshots, Mashallah News
Instagram photographs of Riyadh by Abdulsalam Alamri.
Real and Imagined Memories of Four Sisters from Palestine Focus of Exhibit, The National
Artist Yasmine Eid-Sabbagh in collaboration with artist Rozenn Quere documents and imagines the lives of her four aunts who began their lives in Palestine and ended up in different countries.
A Show of Strength by Middle Eastern Women Photographers, New York Times Lens Blog
A review of the exhibition “She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World” at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Windows Into the World, Mashallah News
An assortment of Instagram feeds from the Middle East and North Africa capturing everyday life.
Salarpolad, Instagram Feed
An Iranian farmer documents his rural life.
Afghanistan blog, Andrea Bruce, Noor Images Blog
Photojournalist Andrea Bruce, working alongside Doctors Without Borders, documents health care and medical issues in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan Box Camera Project
A website devoted to documenting the practice of taking photos with old-fashioned wooden box cameras.
#30 Days, 30 Days Ramadan
A platform created by Bassam Tariq and Musa Syeed for Muslim communities to share their own personal, unique experiences during Ramadan via Twitter, Instagram, or Tumblr.
Sadaf Chezari Offers a Personal Look at Migration and Belonging, British Journal of Photography
Photographer Sadaf Chezari’s year-long project, Somewhere Else, explores her personal experience of migration and its disorienting effects on cultural identity through images taken at home in England and Tehran.
Natalie Naccache: Pop Culture and the Middle East, British Journal of Photography
Beirut-based photographer Natalie Naccache explores the ways in which the 60% of young people under the age of 30 in the Middle East are growing up in a globalized world.
Postcards from Absurdistan, AFP Correspondent Blog
AFP photographer Patrick Baz’s reimagining of his photos of the Lebanese civil wars.