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.