The first Iraqi photo agency
Metrography was founded in 2009 by Iraqi photographer Kamaran Najm and American photojournalist Sebastian Meyer, with the objective of establishing a thriving, independent photography and photojournalism industry in Iraq that breaks down ethnic, cultural, and religious barriers; fosters peer-to-peer collaboration and learning; and celebrates Iraq’s diversity and history by telling its story through professional photography, videography and multimedia productions.
With a core-group of 9 Iraqi photographers the agency has provided training to hundreds of photographers and journalists in the region, documented news and events throughout the country – including an extensive coverage of the current crisis – organized festivals and exhibitions and collaborated with both international and local NGOs.
As Iraq’s first photography agency and as individuals, we value honesty, integrity, transparency, teamwork, personal excellence, continual learning, mutual respect, and an appreciation for fair, objective, and ethical journalism. We are committed to our photographers, clients, and partners, and to advancing balanced and ethical journalism in the KRG and Iraq.
Metrography has been published worldwide, and has collaborated with some of the most renowned international media outlets including TIME, Washington Post, Der Spiegel, The Sunday Times, Corriere della Sera, Le Monde, INTERNAZIONALE, The National, De Volkskrant, De Morgen amongst many others.