Infographics using photos: new blog from the Middle East

Site based in Tehran curates visualizations made with photographic elements.

March 27, 2013  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, News

We’ve talked about the infographic scene in the Middle East a couple of times, like when the The 1st Persian Infographic Festival took place, or featuring works of information designers of the region such as Amr Elsawy or Maral Pourkazemi. It’s natural to assume that we’ll be seeing more and more projects coming from those countries, and today we bring you a recent blog named Today Infographic, an infographic curation site, but with a special detail that caught our attention: they just post what the founder Saeed Farajnezam calls ‘Photo Infographics”.


Partial screen capture of the website Today Infographic

(image: Today Infographic)


Saeed, who also created The first Persian infographic Website about 2 years ago in Tehran, gathered a team consisting of a Graphic designer, Computer Eng, Architect,Photographer and expert in stats and management. We’ve actually showed some works of the Persian Infographic team here, so you’ll have an idea of their work. According to him, they decided to create Today Infographic to showcase examples of creativity and innovation in displaying data and information, mixing photography with charts and numbers.

The use of this combination, however,  is not new, even in newsrooms, particularly after Jaime Serra‘s famous ‘bread infographic‘ that he made in 1997, when he was at the infographic department of the Argentinian daily newspaper ClarĂ­n:


Salarios que non alcanzam

Salarios que non alcanzan, infografico de Jaime Serra

(infographic by Jaime Serra for ClarĂ­n newspaper, in 1997)


We leave you here some other examples of the ‘photo infographics’ featured on Today Infographic:

Law and order

Law and order, a photo infographic

(image: Peter Orntoft)

100 years of world cuisine

100 years of world cuisine, a photo infographic

(image: Clara Kayser-Bril, Nicolas Kayser-Bril and Marion Kotlarski | 100 years of world cuisine)

Big Foot Sightings

Big Foot Sighting , a photo infographic

(image: Erin Opperman)

Fork Charts

Fork Charts , a photo infographic

(image: Holt Gareth)

Ink Chain

Ink Chain , a photo infographic

(image: Gabriel Gianordoli)

The Difference Between UX and UI

The Difference Between UX and UI , a photo infographic

(image: Ed Lea)

Top three cereal

Top three cereal , a photo infographic

(image: Caroline Qvale)

Cigarette Taxes

Cigarette Taxes , a photo infographic

(image: Turbo Tax)

Crime and police

Crime and police , a photo infographic


College Freshmen and Classes

College Freshmen and Classes , a photo infographic

(image: Hyperact |

On currency-The latte Exchange

On currency-The latte Exchange , a photo infographic

(image: Stephanie Chen)

Anticrisis plan

Anticrisis plan , a photo infographic

(image:Felipe Casaca, Carlos Monteiro)


You can send your ‘photo infographic’ using the Submit page and keep up with the updates also on Facebook and Twitter.

Links: Today Infographic

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