New Mid East media

March 1, 2016

New Mid East media A few weeks ago, I stepped out of a plane into a dark and windy evening. It was in Amman, where a winter storm had left the city covered in a wet moist. Typical for January in this corner of the Mediterranean region: nights are cold,...

Bangla street style

September 16, 2015

Bangla street style There’s this picture I have from Bangladesh of two friends; young girls, both dressed in matching salwar kameezes with colourful patterns in paisley and flowers. I remember well taking the photo – it was on the side of a road just outside Jessore, a town nearby the Indian...

2014 – month by month, story by story

February 22, 2015

2014 – month by month, story by story Most of 2014, Karim and I worked together from other places than Lebanon. In fact, we only spent about one month at the end of the year in Beirut. If you’re curious to read the stories – from elections in Bangladesh to the...

November in Beirut

December 4, 2014

November in Beirut Zarif Basta Hotel Dieu, Ashrafieh Hamra Mathaf Basta Bachoura Ein Mreisseh Corniche Antoine book shop (our book for sale!)

Thread by thread

November 7, 2014

Thread by thread Earlier this year, Karim and I spent time in a village on the outskirts of Dhaka: South Rupshie, where almost everyone lives from producing beautiful, handmade sari fabrics. The story was published in the Swedish magazine Hemslöjd, a publication on social and creative crafting and artistry....

Guatemala City

August 5, 2014

Guatemala City Westin, Radisson, The Continental. A mother with her kid in a thick scarf, wrapped across her chest, fastened with a know between her shoulders. The guy on the street directing the cars, nice cars, new cars, wears a torn sweatshirt. Tap-tap-tap. The sound of making tortillas. Guate!...