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looking for photos of workers in the Arab world

Hello everyone,

I’m looking for a broad range of photographs of workers in Arab countries (Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Qatar, UAE, Yemen, Egypt, North Africa). They are to be used in a small print run (1500) of brochures about worker’s rights (especially women’s) by the International Labor Organization’s regional branch in the Arab world (the ILO is part of the UN).

I can give anyone who is interested more details. Here I’m just letting you know what we are looking for, in case you would like to submit some photographs.

Description of what we need:

- Women in traditional and non-traditional walks of life in the world of work

For example: migrant domestic worker (maids), engineer, street vendor, sales person in retail or in larger business, business leaders, managers, teachers, doctors, nurses, architects, movie directors, actors, cab drivers, secretaries, lawyers, judges, airport attendants, politicians, social service care workers (physical therapists, social workers, home care givers), tourism sector workers (receptionists, travel agents, tour guides, restaurant workers, customs and passport officers, UAE passport and customs control has many women workers for instance in Dubai and Abu Dhabi), bankers, IT, insurance, real estate, construction firm, architecture, advertising.

- In these kind of settings: in shops, in agriculture, in home based production, cooperatives, in airports, in government, in private sector, in factories, in textile workshops, electronic workshops, computer programmers, telecenters, post offices, libraries, etc.

- Women workers depicted alone are fine, but also along with colleagues and clients is better

- We will need some photos of men workers and some photos with men and women working together

- Photos need to be dynamic, show movement or interaction

Please contact me if you have any photographs you’d like to submit: mwoodward@merip.org. (Low-res samples please, and not too many at one time.)

The ILO will pay for the use of these photographs.

My deadline is early January. So, please don’t send photos after January 11.

Thanks for your good work.



by Michelle L. Woodward at 2007-12-17 11:30:58 UTC (ed. Mar 12 2008 ) Beirut , Lebanon | Bookmark | | Report spam→

11 Jan 2008 00:01

Some work from Dubai, just been in an OSI exhibition here in Cairo. Useful?

by John Perkins | 18 Dec 2007 01:12 | Cairo, Egypt | | Report spam→
How much ($)?

by Mikethehack | 18 Dec 2007 07:12 | Way up my own ass, United Kingdom | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle

Have some work as well from Dubai.


by Carsten Snejbjerg | 18 Dec 2007 08:12 | Denmark, Denmark | | Report spam→
Hello Michelle,

I also have some images from Dubai:


by Jennifer Midberry | 19 Dec 2007 05:12 | Philadelphia, United States | | Report spam→
Hi, Michelle,

I´ve just sent you some pics by email. Hope you like them.

Miguel Pereira

by Miguel Pereira | 19 Dec 2007 15:12 | Madrid, Spain | | Report spam→
Hello Michelle,
I’v Emailed you images of Palestinian agriculture workers.



by Gili Yaari | 19 Dec 2007 16:12 (ed. Dec 30 2007) | Tel Aviv, Israel | | Report spam→
Hi everyone,

Thanks for all the pics you’ve been sending. Just to let you know, it seems my deadline is not until early January. I edited the original post to make that clear.

Also, I am still working out the budget and will get back to Mike’s question about payment as soon as I can. Thanks for your patience.

Best regards,


by Michelle L. Woodward | 21 Dec 2007 09:12 | Beirut, Lebanon | | Report spam→
Hi Michelle,

I have loads of photos from an archaeological excavation that can be useful. Check a few at www.spottorno.com – essays – djehuty

If you are interested, I can make a further selection from my archive, where more work and less archaeology can be seen.


Carlos Spottorno

by Carlos Spottorno | 28 Dec 2007 08:12 | Shanghai, China | | Report spam→

More about sponsorship→


Michelle L. Woodward, photo editor, photog Michelle L. Woodward
photo editor, photog
Beirut , Lebanon
John Perkins, Photographer John Perkins
Cairo , Egypt ( CAI )
Mikethehack, Freelance thril performer Mikethehack
Freelance thril performer
Way Up My Own Ass , United Kingdom
Carsten Snejbjerg, Photojournalist Carsten Snejbjerg
Denmark , Denmark ( CPH )
Jennifer Midberry, Jennifer Midberry
(Jennifer Midberry)
Philadelphia , United States
Miguel Pereira, Photographer Miguel Pereira
(World observer)
Barcelona , Spain
Gili Yaari, Photojournalist Gili Yaari
Tel Aviv , Israel
Carlos Spottorno, photographer Carlos Spottorno
Urumqi , China


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