Quarta-feira, 11 de Fevereiro de 2015
A LINGERIE LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
14 April 2013
Gwinnett, Georgia, USA
Members of the Omaha Heart football team dance before a match with Atlanta Steam, on 13 April. The Heart lost 42-6.
Members of the Legends Football League hope to help establish American football for women not only in the US, but in Australia and Europe as well. The league was formerly known as the Lingerie Football League, but players say they hope that in the future games won’t be about sex appeal, but a showcase for women’s sport. They have changed their slogan from ‘True Fantasy Football’ to ‘Women of the Gridiron’, and say they will no longer compete while wearing only lingerie.
Alyssa Schukar is an editorial photographer in Chicago specializing in documentary work, portraiture and brand journalism. She has been a photojournalist for 10 years, five of which were spent at a newspaper in the Midwest.
Quarta-feira, 4 de Fevereiro de 2015
WORLD SWIMMING SPORTS
29 April 2013
Australian Ray Eliason competes in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke multi-class on 29 April, day four of the Australian Swimming Championships, at the South Australia Aquatic and Leisure Centre. The championships doubled as trials for the World Aquatics Championships. Eliason came third in the finals.
Quinn Rooney is an Australia-based staff photographer with Getty Images. He graduated from Melbourne School of Art and Photography in 1996 and started his career as a contributor to various sporting magazines specialising in triathlon and extreme sports. In 2004 he started as a freelancer for Getty Images before eventually taking on a full-time position in 2006.
Quarta-feira, 28 de Janeiro de 2015
TRANSYLVANIA: BUILT ON GRASS
20 June 2012
The Borca family, from the village of Breb, put finishing touches to one of the 40 or so haystacks they make each summer.
In Transylvania and other remote areas of Romania, many people farm on a small scale, in ways unchanged for centuries. Their farms have among the lowest yields in Europe, but also some of the highest levels of self-sufficiency. Lack of money and suspicion of unfamiliar methods mean that few chemicals and artificial fertilizers are used. Farming families can expect an income of around €4,000 a year, often supplemented with earnings from other sources. Many are abandoning their farms for at least part of the year to work in cities abroad. Romania’s 2007 entry into the European Union also threatens this traditional way of life, as farmers cannot compete with European imports, and the small size of farms means they are not eligible for EU subsidies.
Rena Effendi was born in Baku, Azerbaijan, and grew up in the USSR, witnessing her country’s path to independence—one marred by war, political instability, and economic collapse. From the outset, Effendi focused her photography on issues of conflict, social justice, and the oil industry’s effect on people and the environment. From 2002 to 2008, Effendi followed a 1,700-kilometer pipeline through Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey documenting the impact this multibillion-dollar project had on impoverished farmers, fishermen, and other citizens.
Quarta-feira, 21 de Janeiro de 2015
BONOBOS - OUR UNKNOWN COUSINS
01 June 2011
Salonga National Park, Lui Kotale, Democratic Republic of Congo
A young female bonobo rests after a large meal. Her lips are colored orange by mud she has eaten to counteract toxins in unripe fruit she consumed.
Bonobos, along with chimpanzees, are our closest living relatives. They are also among the least-studied of primates. Unlike chimpanzees, who are territorial and combative, bonobos are relatively peaceful creatures, and appear to use sex as a means of social communication. Sex, for bonobos, is not restricted to male-female copulation during the female’s fertile period, but includes various gender combinations, and occurs in a variety of situations, including greeting, relieving tension, and as an expression of reconciliation.
Christian Ziegler is a photojournalist specializing in natural history and science-related topics. He is a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine and has been widely published in other magazines such as Geo, Smithsonian, and BBC Wildlife. A tropical ecologist by training, Ziegler has worked in tropical rainforests on four continents, and for the past ten years has been an associate for communication with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama.
Quarta-feira, 14 de Janeiro de 2015
10 December 2013
Gaza City, Gaza
Al Mansura Street
Gaza’s only power station closed in November, after it ran out of diesel. For years, supply from the Israeli grid had been intermittent, and electricity cuts due to fuel shortages had long been a daily occurrence. Torrential rain and severe flooding in Gaza in December led to even longer blackouts than usual. Alternative diesel supplies had previously been smuggled into Gaza from Egypt, through tunnels running under the frontier. But earlier in the year, the Egyptian military—which had overthrown a Muslim Brotherhood government sympathetic to Gaza’s Hamas rule—had closed most of the tunnels. In response to the flooding, Israel temporarily lifted its blockade and permitted an emergency supply of 450,000 liters of fuel, paid for by Qatar, into Gaza. The power station gradually resumed operation, but Gaza’s infrastructure remains inadequate to meet its energy needs.
Gianluca Panella is an independent italian photojournalist focused on social reportage, current affairs, and portraits. He has traveled to the Balkans, Egypt, Haiti, Lebanon, Morocco, Sudan, the United States, Europe, Israel and the Palestinian Territories. His photography has been featured in a variety of Italian and international publications.
Quarta-feira, 7 de Janeiro de 2015
DAYS OF NIGHT - NIGHTS OF DAY
08 March 2012
Norilsk, in northern Russia, is (after Murmansk) the second-largest city within the Arctic Circle, with a population of over 175,300. It is also one of the ten most polluted cities in the world. Rich metal and mineral deposits make the region a primary global source of such commodities as nickel, cobalt, platinum and palladium, and Norilsk maintains the biggest metallurgical and mining complex in the world. Norilsk was founded in the 1930s as a factory-city, and until 1956 operated as a Soviet Gulag. During its years as a prison camp, some 17,000 people died in conditions of intense cold, starvation, and forced labor, on the mines and during the construction of the city itself. Norilsk endures an extremely harsh climate, with temperatures dropping below -50°C in the winter, and rising into the high 20s or 30s in the brief summer months. The city is covered in snow for 250-270 days a year, and experiences polar night from December to mid-January, when the sun does not rise above the horizon.
Elena Chernyshova is a Russian documentary photographer based in France. She was born in 1981 in Moscow, USSR. A self-taught photographer, she developed a passion for this visual language during her studies in the architectural academy. After two years of work as an architect, Elena left her job and bicycled with Gael de Cevoisier from Toulouse to Vladivostok and back again: 30,000 kilometers, 26 countries, 1,004 days of cultural, human, and challenging experiences. The trip led her to decide to become a photographer.
Quarta-feira, 31 de Dezembro de 2014
LAST OF THE VIKINGS
24 June 2011
Lodingen, Lofoten, Norway
A whale is brought aboard the Jan Bjorn, one of the Lofoten fishing community’s remaining whale boats.
The fishing community on the Lofoten islands of northwestern Norway is slowly diminishing, as their way of life is dying out. A traditional economy based on small-scale, sustainable whaling, and fishing from family-owned boats, is no longer viable. Whaling—which the islanders practice legally under an international dispensation, as an historically and culturally important industry—is a physically demanding and at times dangerous occupation. Costs are high and financial returns low, as there is no export demand for whale meat, and many Norwegians consider it Depression-era or eco-unfriendly food. Other fishing activity is being taken over by larger companies using trawlers, rather than small, family-owned boats. The younger generation is opting for safer, salaried work, away from the islands, often in the oil industry or tourism.
Marcus Bleasdale is a documentary photographer who uses his work to influence policy makers around the world. His work on human rights and conflict has been shown at the US Senate, The US House of Representatives, The United Nations and the Houses of Parliament in the UK. Marcus' work also appears in the New Yorker, The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Stern, Le Monde, TIME Magazine, Newsweek and National Geographic.
Quarta-feira, 24 de Dezembro de 2014
01 October 2013
New York, USA
British actor Chiwetel Ejiofor (36) played a man kidnapped in 1841 and sold into the slave trade, in the film 12 Years a Slave. He won Best Actor at the Bafta awards for the role, and was also nominated for an Oscar.
Nadav Kander is a London-based artist renowned for his portraiture and large-format landscape photographs. Kander was born in Israel in 1961 and moved to Johannesburg, South Africa, when he was three. He began photographing at an early age and moved to London in 1982 where he still lives with his wife, Nicole, and their three children, Oren, Ella and Talia.
Quarta-feira, 17 de Dezembro de 2014
"Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed."
25 April 2013
Victims lie in the rubble, on the day after the Rana Plaza building, which accommodated five garment factories, collapsed. The relationship between the two people is not known.
In the days following the disaster, more than 800 bodies were visually identified by relatives, or by using ID cards or personal possessions. Relatives of others had to give DNA samples, but months after the incident many had still not been able to identify missing family members. The collapse of the Rana Plaza ranks as one of the worst industrial accidents in history.
Taslima Akhter was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1974. Before devoting herself entirely to photojournalism and activism, she studied public administration at the University of Dhaka and photography at Pathshala, the South Asian Media Institute in Bangladesh.
Quarta-feira, 10 de Dezembro de 2014
FREE DIVING WITH SHARKS
17 May 2013
Haleiwa, Oahu, Hawaii
Conservationist and dive safety officer Ocean Ramsey surfaces while free diving off the coast of Haleiwa. Free diving is done without scuba gear, and requires divers to hold and control their breath for extended periods. Ramsey dives without a cage among sharks. She hopes to change public perception of the predators.