Like many of the most recent popular Arabic series, Bab al-Hara is a Syrian production, financed by the Gulf-state satellite channels. It reflects a new trend representing the shift of Arabic media dominance away from the Egyptians to the Syrians.

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Topics of Focus

Human interest stories, culture, people

Geographic Areas of Focus

Middle East, North Africa, Turkey


Claudia Wiens is a German photographer and artist based in Istanbul and Cairo, between which she is travelling internationally for her work. Her work has appeared in international publications, such as GEO, Stern and Guardian and she works frequently for a number of NGOs, including UNICEF, GIZ and Johns Hopkins. Claudia Wiens is the author of three photo books and her work has frequently been featured in numerous solo and group exhibitions worldwide at venues like the Kestner Museum (Hanover), Antikenmuseum (Basel), Kreuzbergmuseum (Berlin), HOST Gallery (London) and several Goethe Institutes. In 2013 she received the Border Crossers grant from Robert Bosch Foundation for her current long term photo project “Post Revolution art and artists in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya”. and