[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 email@example.com.]
Night Visitor, Ibraaz
Artist Maha Maamoun`s project created with footage from YouTube videos made by the many men and women who broke into Egyptian State Security buildings on 5 March 2011, which show different narratives of this highly charged political space and time.
Fear and Loathing in Sana’a, Reorient
Yemini photographer Ibi Ibrahim describes the frustrations of being an artist in Sana’a. “I live between the choice of struggling as an artist, and struggling as a Yemeni artist.”
Blasti, C’est ma place, Tunis, Tunisia
Women are asked to upload photos about their places in Tunisia on the website, which forms the base for further discussion and intervention. There will also be a one-week photography workshop, which gathers ten women with different backgrounds and locations in Tunis, who will create projects together. The results will be shown together with the website at an exhibition in the Bibliotheque Nationale in Tunis starting 29 November, 2013.
Iran Modern Exhibit, Arte News Blog
Executive Director of ArteEast Mahnaz Fancy discusses how the exhibit Iran Modern at the Asia Society in New York demonstrates that modernism can be expressed outside of the Western context.
Robert Nickelsberg’s Afghanistan: A History, New Yorker, Photo Booth Blog
Slide show with an introduction to photographer Nickelsberg’s new book on Afghanistan.
Firing up, Fading Out, Nafas Art Magazine
In wake of the 13th annual Istanbul Biennial, the team discusses art, public space, and urban space especially since the Gezi park protests.
A Syrian Refugee Family’s New Life, New York Times, Lens Blog
Photojournalist Lynsey Addario documents a Syrian refugee family of three generations living in Jordan.
Photographer Riccardo Venturi documents refugee camps in Yemen with a focus on human trafficking.
Everyday Libya, Mashallah News
Marine Casalis, a journalist based in Libya, depicts everyday life across the country.
Afghanistan Old Photos
A website promoting Afghanistan`s heritage and culture through the collection, preservation, and dissemination of old photographs.