Golden age images of Iraq by ‘the father of Iraqi photography’ – The Washington Post

Golden age images of Iraq by ‘the father of Iraqi photography’ – The Washington Post

Latif Al-Ani holds the reputation as being the founding “father of Iraqi photography,” known for his images of urban life in Iraq in the 1950s to 1970s. He also extensively photographed the booming oil industry, starting when he joined the photography staff at Iraq Petroleum Co.’s Arabic-version magazine, Ahl al-Naft (People of Oil).