Quarta-feira, 12 de Fevereiro de 2014
School for Less Fortunate
07 November 2012
New Delhi, India
Children of local laborers clean the area that serves as their classroom, at a free school under a metro rail bridge, in New Delhi, India.
The school was founded by Rajesh Kumar Sharma (40), who was unable to complete his own college education, because of financial difficulties. Every day he takes two hours out to teach, while his brother replaces him at his general store. Together with an assistant, Laxmi Chandra, Sharma gives lessons to around 45 children daily, having persuaded their families to free them from working to earn money. He aims to prepare his students for admission to government schools, and to equip them for overcoming poverty.
Altaf Qadri was born in Srinagar, Kashmir and studied science at Kashmir University. He began his working life as a computer engineer, before taking up photography as a profession. Qadri grew up amid mass uprisings against Indian rule and witnessed many important events and incidents as a teenager. He was later sent to New Delhi, where his sister lived. When a friend gave him a camera, Qadri began to shoot and soon realized that the camera could become a witness along with him.
Quarta-feira, 5 de Fevereiro de 2014
30 March 2012
Israeli border police officers use pepper spray as they detain a Palestinian protestor during clashes after Friday prayers on Land Day, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Land Day commemorates the killing of six Arabs by security forces on 30 March 1976, amid protests against land appropriation in Galilee. A number of the annual rallies marking the event in Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank turned violent, with demonstrators throwing stones, while security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas, and stun grenades to disperse the protests.
Ammar Awad was born in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank in 1981. Awad has a Jordanian nationality. Ammar joined Reuters in 2000 as a stringer and became a staff photographer in 2007. Awad covers events in Israel and the West Bank has covered events such as the Second Lebanon War in 2006 and the Israeli offensives in Gaza. Awad also travels and assists with Reuters coverage around the Middle East: He was in Iraq in 2003, in Lebanon in 2006 and in Yemen and Libya in 2011.
Quarta-feira, 29 de Janeiro de 2014
07 August 2012
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Natalia Gonzales, a 15-year-old crack user, lives in the Manguinhos slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Once, blatant sale of crack at outdoor drug markets led to areas of Manguinhos and surrounding shantytowns being dubbed Crackland. But the drug seems to be disappearing from the streets.
Certain drug bosses say they have stopped selling crack, because it destabilizes their territories, making them harder to control. City authorities also take credit for the change, saying it is the result of a police offensive to retake slum areas long abandoned by the government.
Felipe Dana was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1985. He got an early start on his career at age 15 when he began working as an assistant photographer. He later pursued a degree in photography at a local university, all the while working as a commercial photographer and contributing to various local and international news agencies. In 2009, he decided to dedicate himself solely to photojournalism, documenting the social upheaval in his native Rio de Janeiro as the city prepares for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
Quarta-feira, 22 de Janeiro de 2014
Miss My Parents So Much
09 February 2012
Zhangmu, Chongqing, China
Wu Mingjie (4), whose parents are working in Guangdong Province nearly 1,000 km away.
The portrait series depicts children in the village of Zhangmu, Chongqing, in southwest China, both alone and with a much-loved teacher Fu Huaying.
China has some 220 million migrant workers. Young couples moving from rural areas to work in the cities often have to leave their children behind while they earn money to support the family. Many who meet and marry far from home need to remain working, and so take their children to be looked after back in their villages by grandparents.
Fu Yongjun is the director of photography for Hangzhou City Express. He has won three gold awards and one silver award in the China International Press Photo Contest. He was nominated as one of China’s Top 10 Photojournalists in 2002. And, in 2007, he won the Golden Statue Award for China Photography. He has published several books of his work such as Lens Down, Lens on West Lake, and I Miss You So Much. His photographic works have been collected by National Art Museum of China.
Quarta-feira, 15 de Janeiro de 2014
Siege of Aleppo
18 October 2012
Free Syrian Army fighters stand guard in Aleppo’s Karm al-Jabal neighborhood, as light enters through a wall peppered by shrapnel.
In July, the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA) entered Aleppo, Syria’s largest city and commercial capital. Rebel-held neighborhoods, initially in southwest Aleppo and later throughout the city, became battlefields, as government forces attempted to regain control.
Both rebel and regime forces deployed snipers, and the national army made use of heavy artillery and air power to bombard occupied areas. A UN-brokered ceasefire in late October was not honored by either side, and casualties rose steeply in November.
Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in the United States. Born in Mexico, Manzano moved with his family to the US at the age of 18. To a large extent, Manzano's work has focused on the many cross-border issues that bind these two nations together - as estranged neighbors, vital partners and at times feeble associates. His career started in the newspaper industry as a photo- and videojournalist, and later expanded into television and electronic media. The Rocky Mountain News, Manzano's last employer, closed its doors in February of 2009.
Quarta-feira, 8 de Janeiro de 2014
Thut Ti Gym
07 November 2012
Let Wei is an unarmed Burmese martial art, similar to the forms of kickboxing popular in Thailand and Cambodia. In addition to punches, kicks, and knee attacks, Burmese boxers make use of head-butts and knuckle strikes. National champion Lone Chaw (36) is a folk hero in Myanmar and in 2007 began teaching at the Thut Ti Gym to pass on his knowledge to a younger generation of fighters.
Vittore Buzzi was born in 1968 in Milan, Italy. He studied business and administration at Luigi Bocconi University and photography at CFP Riccardo Bauer in Milan. He has won several awards in both editorial and artistic photography. Among his awards are an honorable mention in the Yann Geffroy Photojournalism Award, Prize of Federchimica, and Prize of Milan Provincia. He is active in photojournalism, artistic photography, teaching photography and wedding photography. Vittore Buzzi lives in Milan.
Quarta-feira, 1 de Janeiro de 2014
London 2012 - An Overview
05 August 2012
Olympic Games, London 2012—an overview.
Andrea Baldini of Italy celebrates defeating Yuki Ota of Japan to clinch the gold medal for Italy, in men’s team foil fencing.
Chris McGrath is an Australian-born staff photographer with Getty Images. His career began at a small regional newspaper in Queensland, Australia, where he completed a three-year cadetship and a diploma of photography. In 2001, he joined Getty Images covering the Asia Pacific region based out of Sydney. Chris relocated to Getty’s New York office in 2007 and spent the next four years covering US and international news and sports assignments.
Quarta-feira, 25 de Dezembro de 2013
17 February 2011
Tilburg, the Netherlands
Martin (18) is the photographer’s half-brother. He returned to stay with their mother after living with his father for ten years. He was jobless, had no qualifications, and had spent time in a youth shelter. The photographer, who had had no contact with Martin over the previous decade, decided to use her camera to help get to know him again.
Ananda van der Pluijm was born in Tilburg, the Netherlands in 1980. She studied Photographic and Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam and University of Leiden from 2002–2006, and photography at the FotoAcademie in Amsterdam from 2009-2012. After graduation, she was selected for GUP’s New Talent 2013. Her clients include Doctors without Borders, IKON, and Footlocker/Lacoste. She has produced independent projects 12 Nights-Liège, Martin, and Next door, and has been published in NRC Handelsblad and IKON.
Quarta-feira, 18 de Dezembro de 2013
28 August 2008
Hanifaru Bay, Maldives
A whale shark breaks the surface while waiting to capture plankton drifting in on the tide, in the Hanifaru Bay marine reserve.
Whale sharks (Rhincodon typus) are slow-moving, filter-feeding sharks found in tropical and warm oceans, and are the largest non-mammalian vertebrates on the planet. The species originated some 60 million years ago, and individuals normally have a lifespan of around 70 years.
Currently, however, whale sharks are listed as a vulnerable species. They come under particular threat from pollution and strikes by boat propellers, and are also hunted for their fins and flesh.
The sharks feed by drifting with their capacious mouths open, drawing in plankton, fish, and small crustaceans. Foreign objects, such as plastic, can also be drawn into the shark’s digestive system, causing harm.
Thomas P. Peschak is a contributing photographer to National Geographic Magazine and a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers (ILCP).
Quarta-feira, 11 de Dezembro de 2013
Japan After the Wave
02 March 2012
Ishinomaki, Migayi, Japan
People walk down a road in a neighborhood of Ishinomaki, Japan, one of the cities most ravaged by the 2011 tsunami.
A year after the March 2011 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated large areas of northeastern Japan, thousands of people remained without homes, and the Japanese government was still struggling to dispose of rubble and help rebuild livelihoods.
Daniel Berehulak is a New Delhi-based photographer for the Getty Images News Service, covering South Asia and beyond. A native of Sydney, Australia, he studied history at the University of New South Wales.