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I am the photo editor of Middle East Report (, an independent quarterly of critical analysis of the Middle East (broadly defined) published by the Middle East Research and Information Project (MERIP).

I write about historical and contemporary photography of the Middle East for scholarly journals, present papers at conferences, and continue to take photographs, primarily of urban landscapes.

I also teach photography. My class "Developing a Photographer's Eye" is online at The Compelling Image ( In Baltimore I taught an extended version of this class through the Odyssey Program at Johns Hopkins University (

I have traveled and lived in the Middle East and worked as a photojournalist for Agence France Presse in Amman, Jordan. My education includes a masters degree from MIT in Comparative Media Studies and a BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz.