Female in Gaza – NYTimes.com.
Powerful photo essay in the April 20 Sunday Review by Photography & Imaging alumnus Monique Jacques
I have been photographing in Gaza for several years, initially to cover the conflict with Israel, but over time returning because I am mesmerized by the women, and their strength. [read more and view slideshow]
Monique Jaques is a photojournalist based in Istanbul. She has spent the past three years focused on documenting issues in the Middle East as well as Afghanistan and India. After graduating from New York University’s Photography and Imaging program she traveled extensively through the region and landed in Turkey. See her website for many more incredible projects.
A giant art installation project that targets predator drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats. Now they’ll see a child’s face instead.
More articles on the project:
NOOR’s Installation at the Zaatari Refugee Camp
Four photographers from the distinguished Amsterdam-based photojournalism collective NOOR spent New Years in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Located 18 miles from the Syrian border, the camp opened with just 100 families in July 2012. It now hosts around 120,000 residents, making it the second-largest refugee camp in the world….
… These four photographers also documented daily lives in the camp. The resulting images and some from the photo booth have now been made into large outdoor prints that will be hung on the 330 yards of barbed-wire T-walls that surround the entrance to the camp. The aim is to provide refugees inside Zaatari with a way to reflect on their own situation, as well as draw attention to the Syrian refugee crisis. read more
more from the Lens Blog:
An Inside View of Arab Photography.
Samer Mohdad was a 10-year-old boy living in the mountain village of his Druse ancestors when Lebanon’s civil war broke out in 1975. His life changed overnight: His childhood playmates were now his sworn enemies. The traumatic experience of the war, which lasted until 1990, stayed with him and, Mr. Mohdad believes, eventually led him to photography.
Youth in Iran: Inside and Out.
Great Lens Blog featuring the work of Iranian photographer Hossein Fatemi. He offers a very different view of Iran.
“The photographer Hossein Fatemi explores the contrast between how young Iranians present themselves in public and in private, when they are beyond the watchful eye of the Islamic republic’s authorities. ” Read more…”
Link to his An Iranian Journey on Panos Pictures.
Bryan Denton’s Photographs of Tripoli – NYTimes.com.
Interview with Bryan Denton, P&I class of 2005 who has been photographing the fighting In Libya for 6 months. I am proud and awed.
War Zone Traumas, Restaged at Home
by Jennifer Karady.
Jennifer Karady, In Country: Soldiers Stories From Iraq and Afghanistan is the result of five years’ work by Ms. Karady, who interviewed dozens of veterans and asked them to talk about their most traumatic war moments. She then overlaid those memories onto their present-day lives, in the suburbs, back at school and, in one case, on the streets.
info about her exhibition at SF Camerwork
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