Photographer Camille McOuat noticed the importance of friendship in Turkey. When wandering Istanbul’s streets, she started to take pictures of friends.Read more
“What is the real message being promoted during the holy month?” This question got Khalid Mezaina to devote illustrations to the essence of Ramadan.Read more
More than a tool for reflecting what is, language is also a means of producing the real. It also has subversive potential – the ability to speak new kinds of selves, communities and solidarities into being, to resurrect mute narratives and resuscitate those that are running out of breath.
The night has a special kind of intimacy. A slower pace, a sense that time is moving in other directions. Places turn unfamiliar in the dark; people look different, do things differently. The night is a pause from life during the day, but also a world entirely of its own.
What alternative Middle Easts have existed, are existing and, perhaps one day, could exist within and beyond differently imagined borders? ROUTES brings together narratives that will (literally) guide readers down forgotten, hidden and potential paths to erased, obscured and proposed Middle Easts.
From political satire to absurd jokes, from cartoons to stand-up comedy, amidst the political turmoil, humour is taking new forms across the region.
For the first time ever, Mashallah features new fiction from the region: six emerging writers look at the ‘fate’ and potential futures of the Middle East.
Kursat Bayhan documented life in Küçükpazar, Istanbul. The project Away From Home looks at a group of internal migrants who reside there.Read more
Art students, aficionados and the simply curious have been flocking to Ain Zebboudja every day, staying until late in the evening to paint the walls.Read more
Us, the humans, with our ability to destroy and build, but at the same time to dream, fear or love — this is what inspires Maria Kassab’s art.Read more
تعرف مدينة ديار بكر، وهي أكبر مدينة كردية في جنوب شرق تركيا، برقصها الفولكلوري أكثر منه برقص البريك دانسRead more
People from all Egypt’s bedouin tribes, gathered for a festival among the rocks and stones and sand in Marsa Alam.Read more