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Josef Koudelka: Formed by the World, New York Times, Lens Blog
An interview with the Magnum Photos photographer Koudelka about his new book Wall: Israeli and Palestinian Landscapes, and the group project of which it is a part, “This Place: Making Images, Breaking Images — Israel and the West Bank.”
Reflections in a Pashtun Cinema, Time, Lightbox
Photographer Omar Mullick photographs a cinema in Karachi and reflects on the way Muslims and those at war are photographed. “Shoot them like you would your friends at home, I told myself: free of abstraction, their dignity intact. Shoot a portrait they might recognize of themselves, something they might love, something that may make them smile. At least once, let’s do that.”
David Degner in Cairo: Putting Names and Faces to Morsi Supporters for a Change, BagNewsNotes
Photographer David Degner’s portraits of Morsi supporters at Rabaa Al-Adiweya with extended captions describing their motivations to demonstrate on Morsi’s behalf. (Published August 16, 2013.)
Ladies Who Rally, Mada Masr, Panorama
Tanya Habjouqa photographed the six Palestinian women racecar drivers of the group The Speed Sisters. They participate in motor racing in Palestine despite gender, political, and economic obstacles.
Gesichter voller Hoffnung, Stern, Panorama
A slide show of photographs that were retrieved from the pockets and belongings of the African migrants who drowned October 3, 2013 near Lampedusa.
Close Distance, Jannatul Mawa’s blog
Housemaids and the women they serve in Bangladesh are photographed together.
Reeling from War, Afghan Society Ill-Equipped to Face Addiction, New York Times Lens Blog
Afghanistan’s people and society struggle with a health crisis as one in ten urban households contain a drug user, one of the highest rates of addiction in the world.
Everyday Libya, Mashallah News
Marine Casalis, a journalist living in Tripoli, photographs daily life in Libya.
Zahia’s Trip, Parallel Zero photography agency
A Palestinian girl in Gaza City must travel to Tel Aviv every two weeks for leukemia treatments.