I am a photojournalist and writer based in Amman, Jordan, focusing on social and environmental issues in the Middle East.
Writing portfolio: http://lindseyleger.contently.com
Residents of Ghor Safi, a village near the Dead Sea in Jordan, are among those living in rural areas who have lost their livelihood in agriculture due to climate change. Jordan has long been arid, but decades of resource mismanagement and rapid population growth have all but exhausted the water supply.
Sana Kayyali and Reem Habib stretch and do yoga poses in between kicking and punching exercises during a self defense class at She Fighter in Amman, Jordan, on August 21, 2015. The She Fighter studio was founded by Lina Khalifeh, and offers self defense classes to young women to protect against harassment.
The Jordanian team rests in the shade of a sandstone cliff before the "urban assault" event at the Warrior Competition on April 21, 2015. In this event, soldiers must rush over a dirt verge, storm a building in a mock city, rescue a hostage and fire at targets in the distance.