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Salah Malkawi

Amman, Jordan
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About Salah
Salah Malkawi is an esteemed photojournalist based in Amman, Jordan, with over two decades of experience in capturing compelling stories across the Middle East. His work, which often sheds light on social issues, focuses on the struggles of individuals within their communities, particularly those grappling with poverty and debt. One of his notable pieces features the story of Sanaa, a woman toiling in the Northern Jordan Valley to support her children amidst her husband's incarceration for debts.

Throughout his career, Malkawi has contributed to some of the world's most prestigious international publications, including The New York Times, The Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Stern, and The National. His assignments have taken him to numerous countries such as Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Turkey, and Russia, where he has documented top news events, humanitarian issues, refugee crises, and environmental concerns.

A contracted contributor for Getty Images, Malkawi's photographs have also supported the work of various government and non-governmental organizations, including the European Union, the United Nations, UNICEF, and the World Food Programme. In addition to his journalistic endeavors, he is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of journalists, providing professional photography and photojournalism training through programs funded by the United Nations Development Program and the European Union. Malkawi's academic background in photography and photojournalism was established in Athens, Greece, where he graduated in 1990.
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Sanaa Struggles to Stabilize Her Children's Lives

27 Jun 2022  |  قناة المملكة
Sanaa faces significant challenges in providing for her family after her husband's imprisonment and an eviction notice for her home. She works in okra farms in Tal Al-Arbaeen, Northern Jordan Valley, from 4:00 AM to 11:00 AM, alongside her four children aged 3-14. During the week, they stay at her parents' house in the Jordan Valley and return to their home in Irbid on weekends. Sanaa earns only 5 Jordanian dinars per day. Her husband was jailed for unpaid debts totaling nearly 5,000 dinars across eight cases. Sanaa sought assistance from the National Aid Fund in Irbid but faced difficulties in meeting the requirements. She married at 17 and regrets not completing her education. The family's debts accumulated as her husband struggled to earn enough as a taxi driver. Sanaa now faces the imminent threat of eviction and the challenge of providing for her children's education and future.

Ian Holloway's emotional tribute to Ray Wilkins post-match after QPR crush Sheffield Wednesday

10 Apr 2018  |  www.mylondon.news
Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway dedicated his team's 4-2 victory over Sheffield Wednesday to the late Ray Wilkins. Holloway expressed his emotions and pride in the team's performance, highlighting the presence of Wilkins' family at Loftus Road and the team's dedication to honoring Wilkins' memory. He reflected on the impact Wilkins had on the football world and on himself personally, both as a player and a manager.

QPR boss Ian Holloway's touching memories of Manchester United and Chelsea legend Ray Wilkins

06 Apr 2018  |  www.mylondon.news
Ian Holloway, manager of Queens Park Rangers, paid tribute to his former teammate Ray Wilkins, who passed away following a cardiac arrest. Holloway reminisced about Wilkins' genuine nature and the positive impact he had on those around him, both as a person and a teammate. Wilkins is remembered for his stellar career with clubs including Chelsea, Manchester United, and AC Milan, as well as for his kindness and ability to make others aspire to be better.

Chelsea and QPR legend Ray Wilkins dies aged 61

04 Apr 2018  |  www.mylondon.news
Ray Wilkins, a legendary figure in football known for his time with Chelsea and Queens Park Rangers, has passed away at the age of 61. Wilkins, who also played for and managed Fulham FC, suffered a cardiac arrest and was placed in a coma before his death. He was celebrated for his contributions to Chelsea, where he won Player of the Year awards and assisted in winning the Premier League title and FA Cup double. Wilkins also earned 84 caps for England and played in two World Cups. His career included coaching roles and punditry for Sky Sports and talkSPORT. Tributes highlight his legacy as a respected and beloved figure in football.

Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims get baptized in the waters of the Jordan River

19 Jan 2018  |  www.gettyimages.ae
On January 19, 2018, Russian Orthodox Christian pilgrims participated in baptism rituals at the 'Bethany beyond the Jordan' site on the eastern bank of the Jordan River in Tal el-Kharrar, Jordan. This site, believed to be where Jesus Christ was baptized by John the Baptist, consists of two archaeological areas and holds immense religious significance for many Christian denominations. It has become a popular pilgrimage destination where Christians engage in baptism rituals.

In pictures: Syria's displaced children

14 Sep 2013  |  The Globe and Mail
A series of photographs by Salah Malkawi for The Globe and Mail highlights the plight of displaced children in Syria, capturing the human impact of the ongoing conflict.

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