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Photography Media Roundup (2 March)

[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]


Journalism Workshop, a different perspective: writing on exile and migration. Mashallah News, Bapob, and Tabadol host a workshop for journalists 18-30 years old living in Lebanon, France, and Germany. Beirut workshop April 8-16.

Launch of fourth cycle of the Arab Documentary Photography Program. Call for proposals, deadline for applications is May 1.

History, Theory, Criticism

Review of Sidewalk Salon, 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo Mada Masr Panorama reviews Manar Moursi and David Puig’s photographic project Sidewalk Salon, a visual taxonomy of chairs and public space in Cairo.


A Photographer’s View of a Battle to Destroy ISIS The New Yorker Photo Booth presents a first person account of photographer Victor Blue’s time documenting an Iraqi police unit called the Mosul SWAT team, fighting to protect their city and seek vengeance for the murders of their families. 


Telling the Stories of Egypt’s Endangered Journalists The New York Times Lens blog presents a first person account by photojournalist Mohammed Elshamy about his brother and other Egyptian colleagues stints in and out of prison while doing their work, a reality many Egyptian journalists face when covering Egypt.



About the Photography Page

The photography page aims to provide a space for reflection on photography in its various forms and uses in the Middle East. We showcase the work of photographers active in the region and cultivate critical thinking about photographic practices, representations, and history. The page publishes photo essays, articles, interviews, reviews and more. It also provides information on photographic archives, agencies, and institutions, exhibits, events, and publications.