Topic: Middle East

Phillip Toledano
Out There

Iranian Censorship as Art: Portraits of Absence by Phillip Toledano

Sourced from censored images of women on product packaging found on store shelves in Iran, Toledano’s series highlights the absurdity of the attempt on behalf of state and religious authorities to black out, with marker in hand, one half of humanity.

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Desert Dreams
Photo Essay

Shifting Sands: Surreal Landscapes of the United Arab Emirates

Photographer Philip Cheung spent the past five years as a newspaper photographer in the United Arab Emirates, photographing the country’s fast-changing landscapes.

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Arlington National Cemetery's Section 60 Dedicated To Those Killed In Afghan And Iraq War
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: March 15 – March 22

From Obama’s first Presidential visit to Israel and the Pope’s inauguration to a series of suicide bombings in Pakistan, Iraq and Somalia and the colorful Lathmar Holi festival in India, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Eric Vandeville—ABACAPRESS.com
Photo Essay

2012: A Year of Strange Landscapes

TIME looks back on the byproducts of man’s folly and nature’s fury in a gallery of the year’s strange and surreal landscapes.

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Ahmed Mater / Acquired thanks to Mr. Abdulaziz al-Turki
Out There

Light from the Middle East

A new show at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London offers a peek at refreshing photographic work by the artists and photographers of the Middle East.

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Yuri Kozyrev–NOOR for TIME
Photo Essay

The End of al-Qaeda? On Patrol in Yemen by Yuri Kozyrev

TIME contract photographer Yuri Kozyrev and editor-at-large Bobby Ghosh traveled to southern Abyan province in Yemen for this week’s cover story in TIME International. Here, Ghosh recounts their travels with a Yemeni Central Security Force (CSF) patrol through territory plagued by al-Qaeda.

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Nicole Tung
Photo Essay

Suffering and Resilience: The Hospitals of Aleppo

Photographer Nicole Tung documents Aleppo’s overburdened hospitals and the continued casualties of the ongoing Syrian civil war.

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Yaakov Israel
Out There

Land of Stories and Myths: Yaakov Israel Photographs His Homeland

Photographer Yaakov Israel set out to document the people and landscapes of the country that shares his name. His new book tells a story of daily life in a land with a deep history and uncertain future.

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Seamus Murphy—VII
Man on the Wire

TIME Looks Back at The Best Photos… of Photos from 2011

A look into a collection of news photos of photos, where blissful instants are lost among a sea of uncertainty, and moments from the past are frozen in the present, stark in the contrast between then and now.

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Martyr cemetery in Tripoli
Photo Essay

Theater of War: Photographs by Christopher Morris

TIME photographer Christopher Morris documents what Libyan government minders have orchestrated, and beyond, capturing the subtleties of a closely watched society at war with itself.

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