Five Years Later, a Photographer Revisits the Arab Spring
Moises Saman's "Discordia" takes us on a poetic—and personal—journey through the embattled Middle East.
Moises Saman's new book, Discordia, is a visual account of the events of the Arab Spring, compiled over four years living in the Middle East. We recently spoke to him about how this project–and his work–have evolved.
And at some point, you, as a photographer, have to come to terms with the fact that there's limitations to what you do, especially if you’re a Westerner shooting in another country. The moment you realize your limitations, your work also becomes honest.
My images may not read as straight news photography anymore but I am really enjoying working on stories that require me to be flexible and read between the lines.
I also did not want to have a Middle Eastern title because it was