[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.]
“Afghan Americans": A Study in Duality, The New Yorker Photo Booth
Andrea Bruce discusses her portraits of Afghan-Americans and their feelings towards Afghanistan.
Leprosy Colony Abu Zaabal in Egypt, Claudia Wiens Photography Blog
A photo and text essay on Abu Zaabal, which was once a virtual open-air prison for those suffering from leprosy in the 1930s, has been completely renovated over the past several decades.
Boulaq Photography Studio Tells a Story of Protests, Kings, and Bellydancers, Ahram Online
The San Francisco photography studio tucked away in the central Cairo district of Boulaq contains interesting and historical photographs of Cairo from the past 70 years.
Pakistan’s Struggle for Power, Time
This photo series shows Pakistan’s struggle for electricity and how this problem is intertwined with violence, politics, economics, and people’s everyday lives.
Afghanistan- When the Others Go Away, Parallel Zero
An Italian general surgery student journeys from Italy to Kabul to work in a hospital for a year as part of his program which gives students the chance to complete professional training in a war zone hospital.
Broken Hopes in the West Bank, Time Lightbox
Twenty years after the failure of the Oslo Accords, photojournalist Cedric Gerbehaye, in collaboration with journalist Eve Sabbagh, give voice to those affected by the interrupted peace process.
For Syrian Refugees, A New Sense of Hope, New York Times Lens Blog
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario photographs Syrian refugees in Jordan slowly adjusting to a life of normalcy, and the effects on Jordan.
Eid al-Adha, Al Jazeera English
A collection of photos from around the world as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha.
The Lone Family: Life in a Syrian Ghost Town, Time
Photographs tell the story of the last remaining family in Kfar Lata, a Syrian town once a major production center before the war.