Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai
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Remembering A Self Taught Afghani Photographer – Shah Marai

Agence France-Presse’s chief photographer Shah Marai, aged 41, was murdered in a  suicide attack, orchestrated by the radical Islamist group the Taliban. this week in Kabul. Marai was one of nine journalists and 25 people, killed in dual bomb blasts in the capital of Afghanistan, his home country. “This year’s bloody Taliban spring offensive is … Continue reading

A New Suburban Marrakech – Simo Ezoubeiri
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A New Suburban Marrakech – Simo Ezoubeiri

Simo Ezoubeiri lives in Chicago, USA and was born in Marrakesh, Morocco. His work involves film and photography and has shown in France, Spain, Morocco and USA amongst others. “Marrakech has an immortal ageless beauty. It is a serene, confident, beautiful, cultural, cosmopolitan, tolerant, artistic, and especially a humanistic place in the world. When a … Continue reading

Consumerism in Iran – Photos
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Consumerism in Iran – Photos

Cambodia-based photographer Thomas Cristofoletti photographs what he sees as evidence of the rapid growth of commercial ideologies in the theocratic state of Iran. On his website, beside some lush photos of scenes of shopping and use of technology in Iran, he quotes former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he said “Thankfully we are already witnessing … Continue reading

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Shirin Season – Berlinale 2013 and The Louvre with Kiarostami

Shirin Neshat was one of the International Jury for 2013 Berlinale (the 63rd International Film Festival in Berlin) alongside actor/director Tim Robbins in February. This is a great year for Neshat, partly because she is taking part in an historic new season at the newly opened Islamic Arts Department of the world-renowned Paris Museum The … Continue reading