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Reuters maintains dogged silence on allegations of ‘staged images’, British Journal of Photography
“After allegations surfaced that some of Reuters` freelance photographers have fabricated photographs of the Syrian conflict, the news wire organization remains tight-lipped, refusing to answer any questions.”
Kuwait Weeks: Vintage Streetviews, Mrs. Deane
Photos of Kuwaiti streets in the 1980s.
Stranded in Sweden, Newsweek
Portraits of twelve Syrian men, formerly well-off businessmen and professionals, who sacrificed everything to escape the war and reach Sweden. Photographs by Matilde Gattoni, text by Matteo Fagotto.
Istanbul’s Islamic Fashion, Newsweek
Photos from Istanbul’s fashion week of high-end fashion that embraces modesty and Islamic values.
Rare Glimpses of Iran’s Lost Underworld, The New York Times
An exhibition of Kaveh Golestan’s photographs of prostitutes of the Citadel, Tehran’s red-light district before the revolution, at the Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam from 16 May to 24 August.
Morocco will soon be home to the world’s largest museum devoted to photography, Public Radio International
A team of photographers document Morocco in order to draw attention to the new Marrakesh Museum for Photography and Visual Arts.
Mahraganat: Egypt’s Musical Revolution, Rolling Stone
Mosa’ab Elshamy documents the rise of mahraganat, a high-energy, socially minded, electro-rap.
Houston, FotoFest 2014, Arab Photography, L’Oeil de la Photographie
FotoFest launches their new exhibition, View From Inside, in Houston, which highlights the photo and video work of forty-nine Arab artists from 1990 until today.
Egypt: Face to Face, The New York Review of Books Blog
A review of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat’s series “Our House Is On Fire” of portraits of ordinary Egyptians overlaid with lines of poetry.
The Drag- Racing Horse Carts of Cairo, Roads and Kingdoms
A photo story written by Max Siegelbaum and photographed by David Degner about the drag-racing horse cart community in Cairo.
Amman 2014 by Christian Caujolle, L’Oeil de la Photographie
A brief about the fourth edition of the International Image Festival in Amman.
Tavaf, Mashallah News
Photographer Sener Yilmaz Aslan photographs the mundane, repetitious, patterns of commuters in the Istanbul metro.
Pilgrimage returns to Djerba, Al Jazeera English
Photos of Tunisian Jews and their pilgrimage to Djerba.
Suffering on two fronts in Qabaait, Lebanon: Part 1, Part 2, The Guardian
Photos tell a story of families in Qabaait grieving for those who died in a boat accident leaving Qabaait for Australia.
Paradise in a Pakistani Valley, The New York Times Lens Blog
Photographer Edwin Koo documents life in Swat Valley during the Taliban presence.