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Gary R. Bunt

The Extraordinary Ordinary #everyday

Mae Ghalwash, Aramco Magazine, The Extraordinary Ordinary #everyday

"Through accounts like @everydaymiddleeast, @everydayafg (Everyday Afghanistan) and @everydayamericanmuslim, and scores of photographers are posting pictures and videos that capture moments that news stories simply don’t have room for—the day-to-day situations of life, be they joyous, harsh, traditional, provocative or just plain mundane. The images are extraordinary in that they capture the ordinary—like the photo of female university students in Iraq crowding a vendor to purchase schoolbooks; the shot of children flying through the air on the swings of a handmade carousel in Afghanistan; and the image of a family in Saudi Arabia sitting down to a holiday meal in their backyard."

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