[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.]
Layer of Green, Eleven Photographic Works, Contemporary Image Collective
Announcement of the exhibit Layer of Green, open from March 16 - April 16 at the CIC in Cairo.
UNRWA Photo and Film Archive For Palestinian Refugees, UNRWA
UNRWA launches a digital photo and film archive about Palestinian refugee experiences over the past six decades.
The Motorbike Girl Gangs of Morocco - In Pictures, The Guardian
Photographer Hassan Hajjaj presents work from his series Kesh Angels.
Photographing the Arab City in the 19th Century, Canadian Centre for Architecture
A collection of photographs by pioneer European photographers of the MENA region and a link to video of Jorge Correia`s presentation on perceptions of the “Islamic” city in early photography.
The Port Said Massacre: A Photo Essay, Atlantic Council
Photographs depicting the pain and loss of those killed at Port Said stadium, Egypt.
Crisis in South Sudan: The World’s Youngest Nation Struggles to Survive, Time World
Photos depict Sudanese displaced by the political instability in South Sudan.
Assad Regime Airstrike Hits Damascus Neighborhood, Say Activists, Time World
Photos show the aftermath of an airstrike on the Damascus district of Douma.
Noor Starts Collaborative Project in Za’atri , NOOR
Four NOOR photographers photograph and print 300 portraits of Za’atri refugees and put them on display at the camp.
Youth in Iran: Inside and Out, The New York Times Lens Blog
Photographs of life in Iran behind closed doors and in private spaces showing a diverse and complex reality by Hossein Fatemi.
Syrian Torture Archive: When Photographs of Atrocities Don’t Shock, Time Lightbox
Reflections on the release of thousands of photos taken of prisoners in Syria, which reveal torture and murder by the regime.
Crushed Hope in Egypt as art in New York City, The Daily Star
Iranian- American artist Shirin Neshat’s portraits of Egyptians on display in New York.
Photographing Without a Camera by Mohamed Ezz, Mada Masr Panorama
Abandoning camera equipment and professional procedures, Egyptian photographer Mohamed Ezz photographs the streets of Cairo with his camera phone.
Playacting for Power in Istanbul: Portraits of Protesters and Soap Opera Stars, Time Lightbox
Photographer Guy Martin juxtaposes photos of a Turkish soap opera with those of the Gezi Park protests.
The Walls by Aly Hazzaa, Mada Masr Panorama
Photographs documenting the walls and barriers throughout downtown Cairo.
Christian Minorities in Syria by Photographer Archilleas Zavallis, National View
Photos of the Christian communities in north-eastern Syria illustrate their determination to stay alive through the war.
In Pictures: Afghanistan’s Disabled, Al Jazeera English
Portraits of disabled Afghans and the challenges they face getting appropriate care and support.
Frederick Lezmi: Taksim Calling, Emaho Magazine
This poster book contrasts Frederick Lezmi’s photos of the Gezi protests taken on his iPhone with vintage, idealized postcards of Taksim Square.