Windows into the world
Jenny Gustafsson - 17/10/2013
A 1978 yearbook photo of a schoolgirl in Damascus. The kitschy, colourful artwork painted on the sides of water trucks. A man in an ironed dishdasha, speaking in a vintage phone. The roadside stall of a woman selling tea in Khartoum. A teenager selling balloons outside a well-visited mosque. Fighter jets, flying low over the Egyptian capital at sunset.
If following inspirational people, your Instagram feed can easily turn into a lovely aesthetic bombardment. Here are a bunch of such people, from cities across the Mashallah region.
Then, there are a few people/feeds that share old and new photos from across the region. There’s zamaaan – ”your passport to the past” – of course, who share old family pictures (read what we wrote about zamaaan here). arabictypography posts, yes that’s right, photos of Arabic typography. Jad Salfiti | jadsalfiti | shares a lot of work as well, not least old and rare photographies. And, for those who cannot get enough of retro moustaches and traditional hats, there’s iranostalgia.