Middle Eastern Life

by - Kim - July. 08, 2017 1428 views

To conclude my time living in the Middle East, I have decided to publish some of my street photography at the Mutrah Souq (Market) in Muscat, Oman (as well as another picture in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, available here).

To me, the following photo series illustrates the life of civilians, with universal experiences, despite some differences in culture from you and me. I think that, too often, the news media from the Western World skews our image and perception of Middle Easterners and Muslim people, and tends to dehumanize them. Honestly, when someone says “Muslim”, how many of us in the Western World think “terrorist”? Would we think of the Ku Klux Klan to be representatives of Christianity? Just like in the Christian/Western world, there is a wide spectrum of kinds of people in the Muslim/Middle Eastern world – from the very conservative to the very liberal, or from the very rich to the very poor.

Below are just few glimpses of people and objects, showcasing some universal experiences.

Parent's love

Parent's love

Interacting with others

Interacting with others

Craftsmanship

Craftsmanship

Motherhood

Motherhood

Family

Family

The need to make a living

The need to make a living

Just walking about

Just walking about

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Jean-Michel Laurenti 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks for sharing this nice set of pictures Kim !

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- Kim - Replied to Jean-Michel Laurenti 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you for your comment Jean-Michel!

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Tim Rogers 3 years, 10 months ago

Wonderful series

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
- Kim - Replied to Tim Rogers 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Tim!

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Berckmans Peter 3 years, 10 months ago

These are great.#1 is my favourite. Very good street work

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
- Kim - Replied to Berckmans Peter 3 years, 10 months ago

Thanks Peter!  Picture #1 is my favourite too.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

Love these! Wonderful representation of the daily lives of this often misunderstood culture.

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
- Kim - Replied to Jay Boggess 3 years, 10 months ago

Thank you Jay!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to - Kim - 3 years, 10 months ago

:=D

You're welcome!

3 years, 10 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil 3 years, 10 months ago

Couldn't agree more.

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