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Photography

Attacking Sufi Heritage in Libya
In the post-revolution lawlessness of Libya, Sufi shrines and mosques were bombed by Salafi militant groups. Photographer Nader Elgadi documented the fear, destruction and the efforts to resist in a series of photographs from 2013-2014.
Abubaker and a friend visited the Al Andalusi shrine in the aftermath of its bombing in 2013. The shrine was a significant icon of the city of Tajoura in the east of Tripoli.
Abubaker in the ruins of the Sidi Alandalusi shrine, a significant icon of the city of Tajoura in the east of Tripoli.
Destruction of Sufi Heritage in Libya

Photographer Nader Elgadi followed the travails of the Sufi population in and around Tripoli after the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

The 2017 zenith Photo Award

The search for identity and the poetry of everyday life were captured by photographers in the zenith Photo Award, with the theme Islam in Europe. The winners were announced at a ceremony in Berlin.   

One of the photographs by France Keyser in her series 'French and Muslim', the winner of the professional category.
Aden, 2015. The port town in Yemen was reduced to rubble, ravaged by the incessant shelling of the Houthi militia that had surrounded the city
Interview with Guillaume Binet

French photographer Guillaume Binet talks about his experiences working in migrant camps in Libya and the importance of covering ‘difficult’ subjects. 

Trash from Beirut's landfills is being dumped into the sea, ending up on beaches and in fishermen's nets.
Interview with Constanze Flamme

Trash dumps around Beirut are leaching toxic chemicals and dumping refuse straight into the sea, killing marine life and contaminating beaches. Photographer Constanze Flamme captured the scale of the environmental disaster.

Artwork depicting funeral of Mahmoud Taleghani
A History of Violence

Moments of death, crime scenes and mourning: Iranian artist Azadeh Akhlaghi reconstructs and freezes dramatic turning points in her country’s history. Do they also conceal a message for Iran's current leaders?

Life On Board a Libyan Gun-Ship
Life on board the Assameeda may seem like a scene out of a stag party, but its crew is on the frontline in the fight against ISIS in Libya.
zenith Photo Award: Best Of

Putting Islam in Germany in perspective