Reading: Metrography

October 5th at 7:00pm

Sebastian Meyer & Stefano Carini
Metrography: The First Iraqi Photojournalist Agency
In 2009, two photojournalists—one Iraqi and the other American—co-founded the first Iraqi photo agency, Metrography. Kamaran Najm and Sebastian Meyer shared the idea that great photojournalism comes from concerned and dedicated photographers, irrespective of their nationality. Over the past six years the agency’s photographers have documented their country with an unrivaled subtlety and sophistication. Their work has been published in numerous leading international publications—Vanity Fair, Time Magazine, Der Spiegel, etc.—and has been exhibited across Europe and the US.

Tonight, Sebastian Meyer, agency co-founder, and Stefano Carini, the agency’s editor-in-chief, share Metrography’s most ambitious stories.
Sebastian Meyer is an award winning photographer and filmmaker. His photographs have been published in numerous international publications including TIME Magazine, Sunday Times Magazine, FT Magazine, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. Meyer has made films for National Geographic, PBS, Channel 4 News, CNN, HBO, and many others. From 2009 to 2013, Meyer was based in northern Iraq where he co-founded Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency.
Stefano Carini was born in Torino, Italy, in 1985. After studying photography at London College of Communication and photojournalism at DMJX in Denmark, he worked as photo editor for NOOR Images in Amsterdam and at World Press Photo. In his own photography he works solely on long-term, multidisciplinary projects where he tries to stretch the borders of documentary photography through tight collaborations with the subjects and the use of a multitude of different mediums. He lives and works in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, where he is the Editor in Chief of Metrography, the first Iraqi photo agency.
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