[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on photography in and of the region and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the Photography Page Editor or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each month’s roundup to firstname.lastname@example.org.]
‘I Saw This Huge Fireball’: A View of Urban Warfare in Mosul Time Lightbox presents a visual and written account of ISIS fighting by AP photographer Felipe Dana.
‘In our village, ISIL executed hundreds of people’ Al Jazeera In Pictures takes a look at the photo essay by Alessio Romenzi of the fighting and displacement taking place in Mosul.
ISIL’s blazing trail of destruction of Qayyara Al Jazeera In Pictures presents photos by Andrea DiCenzo of Qayyara clouded with smoke, its oil wells torched by ISIL.
Documenting the Genocide of Iraq`s Yazidis New York Times Lens Blog reports on the work of Diego Ibarra Sanchez in Sinjar, Iraq over the past year.
Jailed by Egypt, Honored for his Photojournalism The New York Times takes a look at the work of Mahmoud Abou Zeid, the photojournalist jailed while photographing antigovernment protests in 2013 and still remains in Tora Prison in Cairo.
Photos from Inside a Decade of Protests in Israel and Palestine Vice interviews the editor of and photographer with Activestills, the photo collective made up of freelancers wanting to bring the Palestinian perspective of the occupation into the mind’s eye of Israelis.
Life in Jordan’s Zaatari camp Reuters The Wider Image presents photos by Ammar Awad about what life is like for the millions who have passed through this Syrian refugee camp.
These stunningly beautiful photos show what ordinary life in Iran is like The Washington Post In Sight presents a look at life in Iran.
Migration and Refugees
A Syrian Family Finds a New Home in Iowa Time Lightbox presents a photo essay by Danny Wilcox Fraizer about a Syrian family settling in Iowa and adjusting to life in a president Trump America.
Lebanese soap-maker continues family tradition Al Jazeera In Pictures takes a look at a photo essay by Jillian Kestler- D’Amours about a man’s soap-making craft that his family has been doing for more than 200 years.