Quick photo post…

Woke up around sunrise this morning and saw a massive pall of smoke outside the window. I grabbed my camera bag and dashed outside into the morning light to see a large complex of shops and apartments on fire just down the street, opposite the big mosque here in Downtown Amman. A lot of damage, and a lot of distraught shopkeepers watching their worlds being destroyed. It’s not a rich area of town and I don’t imagine there’s a lot of insurance going around down here. On a good note, from what I gathered nobody was hurt…


About edgiles

Ed Giles is an award-winning Australian multimedia journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Formerly based in Cairo, Egypt, Ed works with photography, video and multimedia production methods to explore in depth, human stories. In 2011, Ed was awarded a Walkley Award for Online Journalism, Australian's highest honour in the trade, for work with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Online Investigations Unit. In 2013, he was nominated for a second Walkley award, the Nikon-Walkley Award for Feature Photography, for work covering the overthrow of Egypt’s first democratically elected President, Mohammed Morsi, for Getty Images. Ed has also received the Australian Council of Deans of Education Award for Emerging Journalists in 2011, and a United Nations Media Peace Prize for Online Reporting in 2010. Ed has worked in Iran, Israel/Palestine, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Greenland, Burma, Nepal, the Caribbean Islands and French Polynesia, among other corners of the world. His work has been published and distributed by The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Independent (UK), Getty Images, Reuters Editor's Choice, ABC 7.30 Report, ABC Lateline, ABC News 24 and ABC News Online, The Age, The Herald Sun and The Jakarta Post. Ed’s photographic work is represented by Getty Images.


  1. Warwick Giles

    Hi Ed

    Sounds like you’re right in the midst of life activities in Amman. Enjoyed our weekend away with family you were missed.


  2. Sweet photos Ed! The last one in particular has me intrigued…

  3. Katherine Giles

    Great photos Ed.

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