[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.]
Challenging Visual Stereotypes of the Middle East, Panorama, Mada Masr
Profile of the Instagram feed Everyday Middle East and Everyday Egypt with interviews with some of the photographer contributors.
Through Lens, Four Boys Dead by Gaza Shore, New York Times
Photographer Tyler Hicks describes what he witnessed when four boys were killed by an Israeli missle strike on the beach.
Times Photographer Documents Conflict in Gaza, Framework, The Los Angeles Times
Photos and text by Carolyn Cole ongoing conflict in Gaza.
In the Shadow of Shahid, Bored Panda
Family snapshots of Palestinians from Gaza killed in the conflict with Israel paired with the same photo stripped of the people who died. By Mohamed Badarne and the designer Bassam Lolo.
Photos: Taking Refuge at a Church in Gaza, Al Jazeera America
By Emad Nassar.
Looking for the Enduring Photo in Gaza, Lens Blog, New York Times
Interview with Tyler Hicks, NYT staff photographer, on photographing the conflict in Gaza.
The Untold Casualty of the Conflict in Gaza: Sleep, Al Jazeera America
Photos of Palestinians and of Israeli soldiers as they sleep.
David Frum Accuses NYT and Reuters of Staging Gaza Hospital Photos, BagNewsNotes
An investigation into Frum’s accusations, which are shown to be false.
Loulou d’Aki’s Daily Diary of Destruction in Gaza, Time LightBox
The Swedish freelance photographer talks about using Instagram in Gaza.
Inside Gaza and Israel: Two Photographers, One War, Time LightBox
Interviews with Oliver Weiken of European Pressphoto Agency and Getty Images’ Andrew Burton about their experiences.
Iraqi Crisis Takes Toll on Civilians, Photo Journal, The Wall Street Journal
Spencer Platt shows the effect of the recent violence on civilians.
Two Baghdad Neighborhoods, A World Apart, The New York Times
A depiction of the growing split in a Baghdad community.
The Departure: The Story of Al-Gesr by Khaled Elbarky, Panorama, Mada Masr
Photographs documenting the demolition of the Al-Gesr slum neighborhood in the city of Kafr al-Sheikh, Egypt, and the families’ move to apartments.
A Love of Land in Egypt’s Farms, Lens blog, The New York Times
Photos and interview with photojournalist Laura El- Tantawy about her series “Egypt: Land of My Grandfather” as she discovers her own family’s roots.
Escape from Egypt, Panorama, Mada Masr
Three Syrian refugees with different stories have in common that they came to Egypt but now feel trapped there.
Haunting Photos Reveal What Life is Like for Syria`s Refugees, BuzzFeed
"Photojournalist Ben Taub has spent the last two summers on the Turkish-Syrian border, recording the lives of civilians caught up in the conflict in Syria."
Syria’s Lost Generation, Photobooth, New Yorker
Portraits and audio of Syrian teenagers.
Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon, Qantara
Reflecting on the issue of schooling for refugee children.
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Behind the Window, Mashallah News
Photographs reveal unique shops and their personalities in the UAE.
Life in Sabra, Al Akhbar English
Photographer Marwan Bou Haidar captures the daily life of Palestinians and Lebanese in Sabra where a brutal massacre took place thirty-two years ago.
Towards a Flora, Mashallah News
Photographic exploration of the urban landscape of Istanbul.
The Unrecognized World Cup, In Pictures, Al Jazeera English
Photos of a CONIFA tournament in Ostersund, Sweden with twelve teams from smaller non-World Cup teams playing not for money but for dignity and nationality.
Algiers World Cup Fever, In Pictures, Al Jazeera English
Pictures of the “Desert Warriors” fans watching their progression in the World Cup.
Qatar’s Soccer Dreams, The New York Times
Young soccer players practice and train to be the next generation of soccer stars in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Nowhere Land, Foreign Policy Magazine
Story by David Conrad and photographs by Micah Albert about the Western Sahara conflict.