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CIC Ten-Year Anniversary Events, Cairo, Egypt
17 - 21 January 2015
Contemporary Image Collective celebrates its ten-year anniversary with a series of events including a public portfolio review, an open house day, and a series of presentations, talks, screenings and discussions.
Exhibit: Akram Zaatari exhibition at SALT Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Turkey
From 2 December - 15 February, 2015.
Exhibit: The Man who Photographed Istanbul, Qantara
Ara Guler’s work at the Willi Brandt House in Berlin until 1 February.
Exhibit: Cairobserver’s Elshahed to show photography exhibit, Ahram Online
“Cairo Past Futures” photography exhibit by Mohamed Elshahed at Kafein until 31 January.
Exhibit: Everyday Middle East, Gulf Photo Plus
Photos from the Instagram feed Everyday Middle East will be on exhibit 12 January - 26 February in Dubai, in the GPP gallery space in Alserkal Avenue. On 20 January GPP talks with Everyday Middle East founder Lindsay Mackenzie and contributor Ahmad Mousa. (Register Here)
Call for Entries: The Barcelona International Photography Awards, Deadline: 28 February 2015
Eight jurors from around the world will be selecting eight winners for this new opportunity for photographers to gain exposure and gallery representation.
No Power, Great Responsibility: The Spider-Man of Cairo, The Guardian
Posed photographs of a man in a Spider-Man costume in everyday scenes in Cairo, reflect on the difficulties of living in the city.
#Which_remains, via Facebook
A mobile photography project documenting Egyptian heritage sites via social media.
Photographer Sabry Khaled documents loss after his best friend died in clashes between protestors and army.
Luxor’s First Local Lens, Aramco World
An article by Maria Golia profiles the Luxor commercial photo studio of Attiya Gaddis and provides an overview of the emergence of the practice of photography in Egypt.
Sheltering Gaza’s Displaced, Al Jazeera In Pictures
Photos of the school el-Masreyyeen, which has become home to the displaced.
First Days of School After the War, 7iber
Students resume school after the summer 2014 attacks on Gaza.
Aleppo’s front-lines, Al Jazeera In Pictures
Photos of the Syrian rebel groups fighting in Aleppo.
Syria’s Children, BBC World Service via YouTube
Interview with photojournalist Tom Pilston about his work on the Syrian conflict.
Syrians in Limbo in Lebanon, 7iber
Refugees in Lebanon and the hardships of their daily lives.
Beyrouth: Edouard Elias, Syrian exiles, L’Oeil de la Photographie
Photos originally taken for the organization Première Urgence, Aide médicale international depict Syrian refugee life in Beirut.
Iraqi Odyssey, Reorient
Article and photos about the film Iraqi Odyssey, one family’s history tracing back to the Ottoman Empire in the mid-19th century.
Portraits of a Village: 1950-70, Westwood Photo
Photographs from Lazhar Mansouri of his hometown in Algeria.
Nossair Chker, Casablance Portraits, Tswira
Art photography by Chker of Casablanca as seen through silhouettes.
Morocco, the young photography: Ayoub Saouab, L’Oeil de la Photographie
A profile of Moroccan photographer Ayoub Saouab.
Goodbye to Stereotypes, Art Mag
Article about the importance of women photographers in the Middle East with photos by prominent photographers.
Losing the Media War in Afghanistan, Lens Blog, New York Times
Photos and an article about Larry Towell’s book on Afghanistan.
Finding Refuge on a Mine Field, Foreign Policy
Photos and article about Pakistanis fleeing Taliban attacks in Afghanistan.
Documenting Drug Addiction in Kabul, Time Lightbox
Photographer Souvid Datta shows the life of those addicted to heroin in Kabul.
Beirut: Patrick Baz of the Agence France-Presse, L’Oeil de la Photographie
Profile of Lebanese photographer Patrick Baz.