[This is a monthly 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.]
New Book: Keep Your Eye on the Wall: Palestinian Landscapes
Edited by Olivia Snaije and Mitchell Albert, foreword by Raja Shehadeh. Published by Saqi Books. Includes the work of seven photographers and four essayists.
Muhammed Muheisen: TIME Picks the Best Wire Photographer of 2013, Time Lightbox
AP photographer Muheisen is recognized for his photography.
Advertisements for Death, New York Times
Photography historian Susie Linfield reflects on the recently released photos of torture and abuse in Syrian regime jails.
Exiled Festival Reaches Out to Syria’s Young Photographers, The Daily Star, Lebanon
A new website entitled “From Inside: A Diary of Syria” is launched featuring the works of Syrian photographers and filmmakers.
Syria’s Lost Generation: Directors Give Voice to War’s Young Refugees, Time Lightbox
Ed Kashi and Julie Winokur highlight the emotional toll the war is taking on the youngest of those driven from their own country.
Tanya Habjouqa: Wives of the Syrian Revolution, Nafas Art Magazine
An interview with photographer Tanya Habjouqa about her photo series “Wives of the Syrian Revolution.”
Desiring Shelter: Syrian Refugee Camps Under the Shadow of Advertisements, Al-Akhbar English
Marwan Tahtah’s photographs show how Syrian refugees in Lebanon are using any available material to make shelters, in this case billboard-sized plastic sheets covered with advertisements for luxury goods.
The Surge, Wired
Photographs in an interactive piece show the struggle to fight polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan despite regional violence.
A Tale of Three Cities, Al Jazeera English
Photographs of everyday life in three Afghan cities by filmmaker John D McHugh.
1001 Chairs in Cairo, Mashallah News
A photographic archive of street chairs in Cairo seeks to understand the urban dynamics of the city through the lens of the multitudes of old and broken chairs in the city’s public spaces.
"Cut and Paste": Artist Huda Lutfi Reflects on Revolutionary Struggle, Ahram Online
Review of an exhibition of work by Egyptian artist Huda Lutfi at Cairo’s Townhouse Gallery.
The Worker’s Revolution by Mohamed Ali Eddin, Mada Masr Panorama
Photo essay about workers who stand up to the owner of their company for better treatment.
Egyptian Photojournalists Struggle Under New Pressures, Voice of America
Video interview with Egyptian photojournalists about the struggle of documenting their country’s story.
Orphans of the Sahara, Al Jazeera English In Pictures
Picture essay about the indigenous people of the Sahara, the Tuareg, as they struggle for an independent homeland.
Palestinian Pleasures, The New York Times Lens Blog
Interview and discussion with Tanya Habjouqa who has changed up the visual Palestinian narrative by looking for pleasure rather than suffering. Includes gallery of work.
From the Front Lines, Regional Photographers Make All the Difference, Time Lightbox
Discussion about the importance of regional photographers in the best documentary photos.