Livia Chan takes us to meet the people of Jordan in her 88 series – People I met.


About a year ago, I picked up quite a serious camera and have not put it down since.

During this time, I feel my photographic vision has changed. My goal now is to try capture what I see, whether it be beauty, a look, a moment or a story to share with others.

This is a collection of some of my portraits and stories from my travels around Jordan.

Jordan

When most people think of Jordan, they think of Petra – the rightfully claimed treasure and greatest tourist attraction of the country.

When I think of Jordan, I think of its people – kind, gentle, and beautiful in so many ways.

01_Woman at the High Place of Sacrifice - Petra, Jordan
Woman at the High Place of Sacrifice – Petra, Jordan
02_He Told Me His Name was Mohammed - Petra, Jordan
He Told Me His Name was Mohammed – Petra, Jordan
03_Man and his Donkey - Petra, Jordan
Man and his Donkey – Petra, Jordan
04_Boy with Scarf - Petra, Jordan
Boy with Scarf – Petra, Jordan
05_Two Children and their camel - Wadi Rum, Jordan
Two Children and their Camel – Wadi Rum, Jordan
06_Portrait of a Bedouin - Wadi Rum, Jordan
Portrait of a Bedouin – Wadi Rum, Jordan

The term ‘Bedouin’ refers to nomadic Arab people in various parts of the Middle East. In Jordan, it is estimated that Bedouins comprise of 30-40% of the population; however, most are no longer nomadic.


This photo essay was put together by Livia Chan.

Find out more about Livia’s work ~
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Featured image by Sebastien on Unsplash

One thought on “People I met in Jordan

  1. When I visited Israel I got to go to Petra for the day and it was amazing and the people I briefly met were lovely (though one small child did pretend to fire a gun at our bus but I try not to read into that since yes, it could be because we were an obvious tour bus but could have also just been a bored child who saw someone else so it).
    Those are really great photos!

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