Photography quickly came into use in the Middle-East by local and foreign practitioners in the 19th century but there had been little attempt to recognize the region’s photographers. Recently many photographers from the region have been producing beautiful yet powerful photo-books which exposes the extraordinary diversity of the region’s rich and politicized photographic history.

Kursat BAYHAN – Away from Home – Roots
Diana MATAR – Evidence
Lehman HOOSHMANDZADEH – A people of Horse
Halil – I am playing Ping-Pong Now
Gozde Mimiko TURKKAN – Pay Here
Newsha TAVAKOLIAN – The Blank Pages of an Iranian Photo Album
Cemre YESIL – This Was
Yaakov ISRAEL The Quest for the Man on the White Donkey
Iranian Living ROOM – FABRICA
Farshid AZARANG – The Book of Amnesia
Maryam ZANDI – The Revolution Of Iran ’79