The Middle East Images Foundation is a US registered charity, EIN number 87-2003930 and contributions are tax deductible to the full extent provided by US tax law.
Middle East Images Foundation presents Middle Eastern photography by accomplished local artists who seek to share their deep understandings of home through visual storytelling in critical global topics such as climate change, conflicts, and women’s rights. 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 beyond what mass media typically allows. 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 long-term, sharing their lens with the rest of the world.
Middle East Images Foundation primarily focuses on providing educational opportunities for budding journalists as a means of fostering and cultivating the visual-storytelling fields of photography and independent journalism. The Middle East Images Foundation bridges international access to publishing resources for photographers residing in conflict-torn areas which normally lack access to these opportunities. The Foundation also supports immigrant and refugee journalists in the US by giving them access to the resources and tools they need to pursue fulfilling careers in their newly adopted homes