al-Ha’ir Prison south of Riyadh, one of Saudi Arabia’s five facilities holding its more than 5,000 inmates charged with terrorism-related offenses.
The Sinai Trail has been in development since 2014 and is now ready to walk.
Through generations of selective breading Egyptian pigeon fanciers have created some very unique birds.
Part of a project for the French museum MUCEM about waste around the Mediterranean. Focusing on the Zebaline of Manshayet Nasr and Bikya gatherers.
My apartment beside Tahrir square provided the ideal base for covering the revolution in Cairo.
Portrait portfolio from different assignments.
Ink Publications sent me from Beirut to Dubai and around Cairo meeting up with a series of successful entrepreneurs around the middle east. Some built apps and gadgets, others tried to re-think desert farming.
Violence broke out across the country after six-week-old protest camps in support of ousted President Morsi were forcefully dispersed.
A series of photos from two stories for the Smithsonian Magazine. One was about the latest discoveries of King Tut, and the other about a new theory on the reach of the Middle Kingdom.
Sha’abi music (literally translating to the music of the ‘poor’) is the new anthem of a new Egypt, recorded in bedrooms, mixed on shoddy laptops and capitalizing on the anger at the country’s economic and political situation.
Photos of daily life in Ethiopia, more of a sketch for a future project than a final story.
Twice, I have received visas to go photograph the pro-Assad districts in Damascus. Many journalists are denied entry.
A growing group of youth are organizing into parkour groups in the suburbs of Cairo. Parkour migrated to Egypt without any direct contact but through movies such as District 13 and homemade YouTube videos from around the world.
Many of my assignments in the last few year have involved people who disappeared. Some disappear into the prison system, some are lost as they try to immigrate across the sea, some are lost without a trace.
The rebellion in Bahrain is particularly difficult for the traditional media to cover. There are widely divergent versions of the same events so sussing out a truthful narrative requires knowledge of the historical context and a lot of time on the ground.
Photos for Anthony Shadid's story in the NYTimes describing the state of Cairo after the revolution by focusing on Imbaba.
The recent rash of kidnappings is well timed to mortify the Egyptian government. The country’s economy is already in free fall, and beach tourism is a key source of foreign currency.
Soon after the start of the Egyptian Revolution a revolution started in Eastern Libya. In two separate trips I went from the front line to the peaceful villages in Eastern Libya.
Even though I had a fancy camera I felt it was much easier to photograph with my iPhone while in Sudan.