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Photography Media Roundup (2 February)

[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]


Pakistan Photo Festival fellowship opportunity. Fellowship will reward fifteen Pakistani photographers every year to undertake a two-month long photo project. Submission deadline 20 February. 


Manhunt under way as people mourn killings in Istanbul Al Jazeera In Pictures presents a collection of Reuters images of Istanbul in mourning after a gunman open fired on New Year’s revelers.


The Afghans on the frontlines fighting the Taliban Al Jazeera In Pictures takes a look at photographs by Steve Chao about the Afghan soldiers and police still fighting the Taliban. A link to the full-length documentary available in the article.


How one Palestinian family uses video to document the grim reality surrounding them The Washington Post’s In Sight takes a look at Lorenzo Tugnoli’s story and photographs from his project “Evidence,” documenting the lives of the Abu-Shamsiyah family that took a video of an Israeli army medic killing an unarmed man.

Protests erupt in Gaza as electricity crisis deepens Al Jazeera In Pictures presents photos by Ezz Zanoun of the electricity crisis affecting Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.


Iraqi Christians return to ISIL’s wreckage Al Jazeera In Pictures presents photos by Claire Thomas of an Assyrian Catholic family that is returning to their home of Qaraqosh two years later.

Iraqi Kurdistan, Caught Between Worlds New Yorker Photo Booth presents photographs by Sebastian Meyer of life in Iraqi Kurdistan from his book, Under Every Yard of Sky.

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