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UA seeks Middle East travel photographs

Visiting Israel or other parts of the Middle East this summer? The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies is seeking photo submissions for its 29th annual exhibit, “Ordinary and Extraordinary.”

Each year, the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies organizes a photography exhibit featuring images from the Middle East and North Africa taken by CMES friends, faculty, students, colleagues, local community members, and citizens of the world. Selected photos will be displayed in the center and remain on display throughout the academic year. This year, CMES also will be taking images on a traveling photography exhibit. The main exhibit will open in early 2020.

The center seeks images that portray the richness and contrasts of Middle Eastern and North African societies.

The “Ordinary and Extraordinary” exhibit is open to a wide variety of themes: traditional and modern lifestyles, landscapes, animals, architecture, and all other creative expressions.

The deadline for submissions is Oct. 15, with a limit of 10 images per person. A submission form is available at

Individuals may drop off entries at the Marshall Building, Room 470, 845 N. Park Ave. (open M-F, 8 a.m.-5p.m.)

Submissions also may be mailed to 29th CMES Photography Exhibit, UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies, PO Box 210158B, Tucson, AZ  85721.

Photos also may be emailed  — properly labeled and with a signed, scanned submission form — to See the website for digital file requirements.