Iraqi Photo Workshop is Up and Running

Almost exactly a year ago Stephanie Sinclair gave me the idea of running a workshop for Metrography photographers.  For those of you who don’t know, Metrography is the first Iraqi photography agency that I started with my friend and colleague, Kamaran Najm.

It’s taken a year to get here, but with the generous support of IREX, the workshop is now up and running!

We have 25 Iraqi photographers in an intensive workshop with three amazing photographers: Newsha Tavakolian, Kael Alford, and Anastasia Taylor-Lind.  Tomorrow, Patrick Witty, the International Picture Editor of TIME Magazine arrives.

It’s hard to express how moving it is to see the Iraqi photographers, who’ve never had the opportunity to learn from professionals, hanging on their teacher’s every word.

Kael Alford and her students

Kael Alford and her students

Newsha Tavakolian and her students

Newsha Tavakolian and her students

Anastasia Taylor-Lind and her students

Anastasia Taylor-Lind and her students