FirstLook: Zillij in Fez

FirstLook: Zillij in Fez

In patterns and refractions, the old city of Fez, Morocco, comes to life through the geometric tile works known as zillij. In 2001, AramcoWorld commissioned photographer Peter Sanders to tell the story of a family who for five generations has added new dimensions to art and architecture.
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FirstLook: "Arabs In America: Native Sons"

In 1975 AramcoWorld dedicated an entire issue to celebrating the lives of Arab Americans and their impact—from renowned heart surgeon Michael DeBakey to White House correspondent Helen Thomas to entertainer and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital founder Danny Thomas.

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FirstLook: Ramadan’s Lanterns

FirstLook: Ramadan’s Lanterns

In the March/April 1992 issue, writer and photographer John Feeney took AramcoWorld readers on a walk through the streets of Cairo during Ramadan.
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FirstLook: "In the Marshes of Iraq"

“In the Marshes of Iraq” — November/December 1966
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FirstLook: Ramadan Picnic

FirstLook: Ramadan Picnic

On a warm June evening, people gathered at a park in Bethesda, Maryland, for a community potluck dinner welcoming the start of Ramadan.

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FirstLook: Duet

FirstLook: Duet

“Duet” comes from the Latin root word duo which means two. The Duet series focuses on double portraits, a tradition in West Africa.

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FirstLook: Soaring off Ambon Island

FirstLook: Soaring off Ambon Island

This photo was taken off Ambon Island, East Indonesia in 2010. It is one of my favorites, illustrating the free-spirited nature of the children in the rural archipelago. While some children in the big cities may stay inside and play computer games, the children in Ambon with easy access to the water see the ocean surrounding their village as their playground.
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FirstLook: The Beauty of the Streets

FirstLook: The Beauty of the Streets

This photo series began unexpectedly when I found that photographing people behind windows and maintaining a distance made me, and the people I photographed, feel more comfortable. I purposefully frame myself in the reflection of the window to see into the space I’m photographing. I feel every window tells a different story.
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FirstLook: Rain in Fayoum

FirstLook: Rain in Fayoum

I took this photo during a rainy day in November 2018 from the window of my family home in Fayoum, Egypt, located about 100 kilometers southwest of the capital. It hardly rains but a few times in the year in most parts of Egypt, and when it does, it is always something special, bringing Joy and happiness particularly for the local children.
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