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Iran, Basra, Israel, Gaza, Lebanon, Libya photos needed

NOTE: I am finished with this issue and don’t need more photos on these subjects now. Thank you to the many who helped me with this!


Hello all,

Thanks to everyone who has written to me already. If you saw this post before October 13, I have just changed the deadline to November 1st and added some more topics (Israel-Gaza-Lebanon war destruction in the past few months). The changes are below.

I’m working on the next issue of Middle East Report magazine. We are a quarterly published by the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP), an independent non-profit organization. We offer a progressive, critical analysis of Middle East politics and society and US policy in the region.

As a small non-profit we offer $100 per photo published, we can only print in black and white and we usually print photos at a half page or larger (in other words, they look good and are presented as important sources of information in their own right).

This next issue is primarily about Iran, with one article about Basra, Iraq, Israel-Gaza-Lebanon and another on Libya. Here is the general idea of what we need and I think Lightstalker members might have:

- Documentary shots of life in Iran, recent is important, even better if they are while Ahmadinejad has been president (since August 2005)

- Suppression of dissidents in Iran, Ramin Jahanbegloo

- Kurds and Baluch in Iran (something showing these minority groups expressing an “ethnic” identity or Sunni consciousness)

- Labor activism in Iran, the bus driver’s strike, teacher’s strike, union activity, crackdowns on activists

- Young Iranian women negotiating dress and public space — women with the newer minimalist versions of the hijab, couples in parks, women doing “male” things such as playing soccer

- Basra, Iraq — documentary shots of daily life, oil workers, Sadrists, Fudhala party (Sadrist splinter group), secular Shia politicians

- Libya — Qaddafi, his son Sayf al-Islam, documentary shots of daily life

- Israel-Gaza-Lebanon — this article is not confirmed, but will be about international legal analysis of war crimes and the like, so we’d need photos of wartime damage in all three places

My deadline to get high-res photos is November 1st, but I will need to see low-res samples sooner, so if you have anything you’d like me to see, let me know soon.

Thank you all for your good work.



Michelle L. Woodward

Photo editor, Middle East Report magazine
(published quarterly by MERIP)


by Michelle L. Woodward at 2006-10-04 16:17:41 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Washington DC , United States | Bookmark | | Report spam→

01 Nov 2006 00:11
Hi Michelle

Have a look at http://www.klavs.dk/test01
On the opening page go to “The women from Chah Faleh”
It’s a series of portraits from the southern part of Iran close to Bandar Abbas. They are from november 2005.

Don’t know if it something you can use, but have a look and let me know.

I’ll go thru my other pictures from that trip next week.


by KB | 04 Oct 2006 18:10 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
I’ve updated the list of what I need for this next issue of Middle East Report. Please note the new deadline – November 1st, and that I now also need photos of this summer’s war destruction in Israel, Gaza and Lebanon.

Thank you.

all the best,


by Michelle L. Woodward | 15 Oct 2006 13:10 | Baltimore, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle
I just sent you some links of my digital railroad’s archives.
Best regards

by Cyril Bitton | 15 Oct 2006 15:10 | Paris, France | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle,
I ve just e-mailed you some sample work I ve done recently in Lebanon.

by Ektor Dimisianos | 15 Oct 2006 15:10 | Athens, Greece | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle

I looked through my stuff and found around 10 rolls of film which are taken in august 2005 in Iran, – mainly from Teheran, Isfahan and Shiraz. It’s black and white daily life. Could that be of any interest or do you prefer color? I haven’t scanned them yet, but I will if it is.

All the best

by KB | 16 Oct 2006 13:10 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
Hi Klavs,

Sure, I’d love to see some of those photos — just choose the most visually compelling and informative, you don’t need to scan them all!

We can only print in black and white, so that’s fine.

all the best,


by Michelle L. Woodward | 16 Oct 2006 21:10 | Baltimore, United States | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle

Have a look at www.klavs.dk/iranslide

I don’t know if you can use any of that. I have a few pix more, but I am going to Cairo sunday for a week, so I wil try and send you the last ones just before your deadline.

All the best

by KB | 19 Oct 2006 21:10 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
Hi again..

For some reason, you have to refresh when the grey site shows up. Then the slideshow will run..


by KB | 19 Oct 2006 21:10 | Copenhagen, Denmark | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle,
Please have a look at http://www.digitalrailroad.net:80/rechsteiner/Default.aspx
Kind regards

by Eric Rechsteiner | 20 Oct 2006 08:10 | Tokyo, Japan | | Report spam→
hi michelle ,i was in the south of lybanon two weeks ago…i have put some photos on my gallerie here on this site…hope you like them…for any questions please contact me…..
angelos christofilopoulos

by angelos christofilopoulos | 24 Oct 2006 16:10 | athens, Greece | | Report spam→
dear michelle,
i just saw your announcement today. i sent you an email that directs you to a project i did about the ex khiam detention camp based in south lebanon. you can follow this project by going to the “khiam detention camp” of the galleries section of my website:


awaiting your reply, i send you my kind regards,

by mounir zok | 30 Oct 2006 11:10 | rome, Italy | | Report spam→

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Michelle L. Woodward, photo editor, photog Michelle L. Woodward
photo editor, photog
Beirut , Lebanon
KB, Photographer KB
[undisclosed location].
Cyril Bitton, Photojournalist Cyril Bitton
Paris , France
Ektor Dimisianos, Photographer Ektor Dimisianos
Arles , France
Eric Rechsteiner, Photographer Eric Rechsteiner
Hong Kong , China
angelos christofilopoulos, freelance photographer angelos christofilopoulos
freelance photographer
Athens , Greece
mounir zok, mounir zok
Rome , Italy


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