[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.]
Fall classes now open for registration at the CIC Photo School in Cairo
Beşiktaş International Festival of Photography, FOTOISTANBUL will be held from18 - 24 October. Slideshow submissions welcome until 1 October.
Showcasing over fifty international and national exhibitions, master presentations, guest lectures, round-table discussions, slideshow evenings, portfolio reviews, and professional workshops.
Symposium: Housing Time: Museum, Memory and Momentum in Lebanon. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
2 November, 1 - 6 pm
A symposium on Beirut’s relation to memory, history, collections and museums old and new. With the participation of Zeina Arida (Sursock Museum), Octavian Esanu (AUB Galleries), Mona Hallak (Beit Beirut) and Kristine Khoury. Followed by The Night of Recounting the Years, a screening of the Egyptian classic The Mummy (1969) with live music by Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin.
Exhibition: This is the Time. This is the Record of the Time. Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam. 13 September - 9 November, 2014.
A collaborative project with the American University of Beirut (AUB) Art Gallery, developed by curators Angela Harutyunyan and Nat Muller.
Call for Entries: LensCulture Visual Storytelling Awards, 2014
Deadline: 19 October.
What Does It Mean to Be Iraqi Anymore?, National Geographic
An in-depth article with photos explores issues of Iraqi identity in a country now divided by ethnicity and religion.
A Child Called Tragedy, Al Jazeera America
Story and photos by Ayman Oghanna reporting on the spread of ISIS in Syria and Iraq and the effect on the Yezidis and Iraq’s formerly diverse society.
Tragedy on Mount Sinjar, Time Lightbox
Photographs and words by photographer Moises Saman about the Yezidis forced by ISIS to flee to Mount Sinjar.
Islamic State Imagery, On the Media
A discussion with photojournalist Sebastian Meyer about ISIS’s manipulation of images currently coming from Iraq and how they are used in the media.
On the Ground in Israel and Gaza, The New York Times
Text and photos describe the violence and trauma felt by both Israelis and Palestinians.
Le fotografie di Marco Longari da Gaza, Il Post
Photographer Marco Longari depicts the violence Palestinians experience from the Israeli occupation.
Aleppo Struggles On, Lens Culture
Photos of life in Aleppo during the war, by Nish Nalbandian.
Photos from Akkar, Mashallah News
Photos by French photographer Constance Proux document displaced Syrians in the northernmost Lebanese district of Akkar.
The Reach of War: Chronicling a Day with Doctors Without Borders, Time Lightbox
An interview with four photojournalists and videographers about their documentation of the medical needs of refugees from the war in Syria.
Haunting Photos of the Children Toiling in Egypt’s Limestone Mines, Wired
Myriam Abdulaziz’s photos of child workers at limestone quarries from her series Menya’s Kids.
Breakfast with Mada: Mosaab Elshamy on Rabea, photography, and memory, Mada Masr
Photojournalist Mosaab Elshamy discusses documenting the Rabea sit- in on 14 August 2013.
Meet the Families Who Live Among the Dead in Cairo’s Cemeteries, Beautiful Decay
Tamara Abdul Hadi documents families living in Bab al-Nasr, a cemetery in Cairo.
Far From Home, an Arab Summer, The New York Times
Review of the exhibit “Here and Elsewhere” in NY City featuring contemporary art from across the Middle East.
Terminal Green, Mashallah News
Photographs of the Abu Dhabi bus terminal.
Interview with Nat Muller, Art Pulse Magazine
Curator Nat Muller discusses her work in the Middle East.
(Interview) Tamara Abdul Hadi: A Different Middle East, Middle East Revised
Abdul Hadi talks about her different projects and how she strives to dispel misconceptions of the Middle East through her photographs.
The Naked Brutality of War, Qantara
An interview with photojournalist Christoph Bangert about his recent book “War Porn” containing brutal photographs of war that his editors refused to publish.
The War Photo No One Would Publish, The Atlantic
An article discussing the significance of deciding not to publish the photo of an Iraqi man who was burned alive taken by Kenneth Jarecke during Operation Desert Storm.
Lebanon: Randa Mirza, Beirutopia, L’Oeil de la Photographie
Photographs of Beirut’s urban landscape where billboards advertising luxury living collide with real life.
Untold Stories After the Arab Spring, New York Times, Lens Blog
An overview of the World Press Photo’s project Reporting Change and the resulting website Stories of Change. The project trained twenty-eight photographers from North Africa to tell visual stories.
Why Violent News Images Matter, Time Lightbox
Essay by Fred Ritchin.