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Death of a Brave One, AFP’s Correspondent: Behind the News blog
AFP photojournalist Patrick Baz sheds light on the life of the late Syrian photojournalist Murhaf al-Modahi, who worked under the name Abu Shuja, and highlights some of his remarkable photographs taken of the Syrian civil war.
Boulaq Photography Studio Tells a Story of Protests, Kings and Bellydancers, Ahram Online
A profile of the 70-year old San Francisco photography studio, located in the central Cairo district of Boulaq.
Fields of Loneliness, Mashallah News
Iranian photographer Hamed Masoumi photographs serene Iranian landscapes.
Cautiously Optimistic: The Upcoming Opening of La Maison de I’Image in Tunis, Nafas Art Magazine
La Maison de I’Image in Tunis is slated to open in fall 2013. It aims to highlight and support photographic creation in the Mediterranean area.
Photo Essay: Qasr el-Nil Mural, A Dialogue of Form and Topic, Sada, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Artist Ammar Abo Bakr creates a mixed-media mural in Cairo with a group of artists.
Banksy’s Busy Weekend NYC Projects: Diorama, Heart, Syrian War, Hyperallergic
The artist Banksy releases a video of altered Syrian civil war footage.
Syria’s Female Rebel Soldiers, Reuters
Reuters photographers put together a collection of photos of women rebel fighters in the war in Syria.
Thoughts on Afghan Girl’s Third Cover Appearance as National Geographic Looks Back, Forward, BagNewsNotes
Steve McCurry’s iconic photograph “Afghan Girl” makes a third appearance on the cover of National Geographic.
Andrea Bruce and the Paradox that is Damascus, BagNewsNotes
Photojournalist Andrea Bruce captures the normalcy of life and yet underlying tension in Damascus.
What Does an Iranian Living Room Look Like? Slate
Fifteen young Iranians photograph their living rooms for the book Iranian Living Room.
Dubai Photography Award Wants You to Help Create the Future, The National
Emirati photographer Osama Al Zubaidi’s photograph of the iconic sand dunes of the UAE won first prize in the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award.