"Middle East Images" is a photo agency that presents Middle Eastern photography by accomplished local artists who seek to share their deep understandings of home through visual storytelling. Their technical expertise and cultural fluency guide an intimate mosaic of a geographic region that has been plagued for decades by war, terror, injustice and violence. Mainstream images of the MENA region draw heavily from this suffering and violence and are broadcast around the world on a daily basis. Our team of experienced photographers is committed to portraying these subjects from a culturally responsible point of view, incorporating aspects of the Middle Eastern experience that reach beyond what mass media typically allows.
MEI brings together photographers, spanning first-hand experiences in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, and Iraq, among others. Our goal is to uplift a visual narrative of the Middle East from within, where local photographers with a global vision can continue to document their homeland on a long-term basis, sharing their lens with the rest of the world.