Just found this mention in the Telegraph after checking some stats on the ole (and now very out-of-date) website. Cool!
I’ve just done a video for the Guardian about the American troop withdrawal in Iraq. Check it out here. A much needed vacation is on the horizon and with it will come some well overdue stories. Promise.
Last weekend I went on my second hike with the Kurdistan Mountain Climbing Federation–referred to here on out as the KMCF. The KMCF is run by two Iraqi Kurds who grew up in Iran, Anwer and Amin. The former holds a PhD in theoretical physics and the latter is a professor of medical biology at [...]
The Hawraman district of Kurdistan that straddles the mountainous Iran Iraq border is one of the more remote and stunning areas in the region. The houses are still made from stone instead of the horrible ubiquitous concrete that’s spreading across Iraq like a virus. The traditional music is a warbling male a cappella solo that [...]
One of the most frustrating and similarly rewarding parts of being in a foreign country is language. Frustrating because you can’t communicate and rewarding because you figure out how to. Sometimes you figure out how to by learning the local language. Sometimes you’re lucky enough to find someone who speaks your native language. And sometimes [...]
It’s been a very long time since I’ve written down any of the totally strange things that have happened to me over the past weeks, but finally I’ve found a little time and a little inspiration to tell you a few stories. The first takes place a few weeks ago in Aziziya, a village in [...]
After a few months of waiting, Time has just posted my Smuggler piece. Click here to see how they decided to run it.
Newroz pics are up: click here
My election pictures are up: archive.sebmeyer.com A few little stories coming your way once the work load decreases. Stay tuned…
Last Friday was hands down the best day of my photo career. My images from Baghdad went up on the Time website (as well as the print edition) and I also got the front page of the Wall Street Journal (the photo is somewhere in here). News moves fast and there have been many front [...]
A dawn snapshot from the 6th floor of the Mansour Hotel in Baghdad. Tigris to the left. T-Walls in the front. And the Al-Dura Refinery burning away in the distance…
Last week, after a very disappointing “photo session” with Masoud Barzani I ended up in an Iranian Kurdish restaurant on the outskirts of Erbil, called 1001 Nights. The place was amazing. Truly. Deeply. Frighteningly. Firstly, the email address at the bottom of the menu read email@example.com (sic). The busboys all wore plastic bags on their [...]
The other day, on a visit to Erbi’s Citadel, I ducked into the “Antiq Kala” to see what “antiques” they had on sale. Here are two absolute gems:
It’s been A LONG TIME since I’ve used Final Cut Pro and certainly the first time I’ve used it with my new Canon. Here are two shots taken this morning outside the Grand Mosque in Sulaimaniyah expertly woven together: And here some photos as well. Even with all that HD video potential in my hands, I [...]
Chamchamal is a weird Kurdish town in northern Iraq that has a reputation for the being the Wild West of the region. It’s often referred to as “Texas,” but a over lunch a young man whose cousin was murdered in a killing spree last month told me that Texas should be referred to as Chamchamal, [...]
Metrography grows! We’ve now got French, Italian, and British representation! For France we’ve signed with MaxPPP For Italy, we’ve signed with ParalleloZero For the UK, we’ve signed with Universal News and Sport And of course there’s the ubiquitous blog
The view from the front of my building two days ago.
My friend Kamaran has launched Iraq’s first (and for the time being) only photography agency. It’s called Metrography and you can find it here: http://www.photoshelter.com/c/metrography. Check it out now and then keep coming back as we add more and more! Thoughts, suggestions, and of course praise are all welcomed!
Two days ago I went up to the Iranian border to shoot a story on smugglers trafficking petrol into Iraq and alcohol into Iran. The photos are here and you’ll have the story in a day or two when I get over this horrible allergy I’ve developed. You’ll also have the story about my meeting [...]
The Aqueduct at Jerwan in Iraqi Kurdistan is the oldest standing aqueduct in the world, dating back to 700 BC. When I went to visit it last month, I found this. My friend Brian turned to me and said, “There’s a special place in hell for people who do that kind of stuff.” For more [...]