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PHOTO OF THE DAY
Hermès Spring/Summer 2016 © Yoshihiko Ueda.
Hermès Spring/Summer 2016 © Yoshihiko Ueda.

Finally, in the exhibition space of the Zara Gallery in the luxurious Grand Hyatt hotel, a documentary exhibition that’s well done, and on a theme that may surprise. 

The young Jordanian photographer Nadia Bseiso spent two years exploring the conditions of migrant workers in her native country. This is a sensitive subject in a country that is currently home to over half a million Syrian refugees. It raises questions about the status of the thousands of workers from distant Bangladesh and Sri Lanka or nearby Egypt. Whether they are working in the fields or textile factories, men and women suffer under the same conditions. They live in makeshift  homes, earn little money (most of which is sent to relatives in their home countries) and have little contact with Jordanians except as for the domestic workers. Bseiso takes a classical approach, paying careful attention to color, light and little moments in daily life. This is a substantive documentary series that deserves to be published in a serious magazine, if any of those are left.

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PHOTOGRAPHER
Nadia Bseiso

Nadia Bseiso is an emerging documentary photographer based in Amman, Jordan. With a passion for visual story telling and human rights, she focuses on long term projects that are socially concerned.In 2011, she completed a degree in photogra...