As a photographer, I have covered a wide range of issues across the Middle East and beyond, including the wars in Syria and Iraq and the ensuing refugee crisis in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, the 2010 uprising and subsequent unrest in Egypt and the war in Libya for some of the world's leading news organisations and aid agencies.

Regular contributor to Getty Images and The Telegraph.

Other clients include: The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, The Independent, USA Today, Agence France Presse, Reuters, Esquire Middle East, Vice, Rolling Stone Middle East, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, Save The Children, UNHCR. My work has also been featured by, among others, Time, CNN, MSNBC, and Paris Match.


Awards & Exhibitions

"Syria: A Decade at War” - Agence France Press Group Exhibition at Visa Pour L'Image 2021

BPPA Assignments 2021 - Group exhibition by the British Press Photographers Association, London

Paris Photo 2021 - "Yemen's healthcare 'decimated' by war" Honourable Mention in Press/Feature Story

Paris Photo 2020 - "Lebanon Uprising" Gold in Press/General News

International Photo Awards 2019 - "Fleeing The Caliphate" Honourable Mention in Conflict 

Paris Photo 2019 - "The fall of The Caliphate" Silver in Press/War

Portraits of Resilience - Solo exhibition in partnership with the Danish Refugee Council, Beirut, 2018

"Across Beyond Aleppo" - Joint exhibition curated by the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Beirut, 2018

BPPA Assignments 2019 - Group exhibition by the British Press Photographers Association, London

Tokyo International Foto Award 2017 - "Mosul: Eight Bloody Months" Gold award in Conflict category, 2nd place overall in Editorial category

"Stand As One - The Global Refugee Crisis in Pictures" - Joint exhibition curated by Oxfam, London, 2016

"Syria, A People Under Fire" - Solo exhibition, London, 2014


email: sam7tarling@gmail.com

Winner of Gold Award at the 2017 Tokyo International Foto Awards for the series "Mosul: Eight bloody months"

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