Quarta-feira, 25 de Fevereiro de 2015
THE BULL MARKET
14 November 2014
Liangshan, Sichuan Province, China
Yi people gather to trade cattle and horses at a market.
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, 5 de Novembro de 2014
26 June 2013
Teluk Bahang, Penang, Malaysia
Dogs roam through the home of German expat Barbara Janssen, who set up an asylum for strays in 2005, and today offers some 250 of them shelter. Janssen occupies a bedroom in the middle of the house. All the dogs are spayed or neutered, and treated by vets at Janssen’s expense. She operates a no-kill policy, and has established the Penang Animal Welfare Society (‘4PAWS’), funded by donations and run with the help of volunteers.
British photographer Julie McGuire began photographing in her teenage years, and started working professionally in 2005. Her work "Hounds of Hope" documenting daily life at the Penang Animal Welfare Society was recently published on The New York Times‘ renowned Lens Blog and International New York Times. She currently lives in Bangalore, India.
Quarta-feira, 3 de Setembro de 2014
03 June 2013
A woman without a travel permit walks through an underground tunnel between Gaza and Egypt on her way to a party, holding a bouquet of flowers. In the latter half of the year, the new Egyptian military government began closing these secret tunnels, which for many Gaza residents were a main passage in and out of the enclave.
More than four million people live in Gaza, the West Bank, and East Jerusalem, often in overcrowded or deprived conditions. People’s movements are circumscribed and the threat of violence never quite goes away. Yet although the challenges of conflict and occupation overhang everyday life, people are not solely focused on the difficulties of survival.
Tanya Habjouqa was born in Jordan and educated in the United States, receiving her masters in Global Media and Middle East Politics from the University of London SOAS. Beginning her career in Texas, she documented Mexican migrant communities and urban poverty before returning to the Middle East. Tanya is known for gaining unique access to sensitive gender, social, and human rights stories in the Middle East. She is a freelance photographer, features writer, and a founding member of the Rawiya photo collective (founded by five female photographers from across the Middle East).
Quarta-feira, 2 de Julho de 2014
30 September 2013
People mourn the death of a 24-year-old Syrian Army lieutenant, who was known by the name of Abu Layth, in a village in the coastal province of Latakia. The soldier had been killed in an ambush at the other end of the country. Support for the government was strong in the region, and the soldier and his family were Alawites, members of the same religious group as Bashar al-Assad, the Syrian president. Abu Layth was the first soldier from his village to fall in a conflict that had been racking the country for two years. Fatalities at the time were thought to exceed 100,000, but figures were extremely hard to verify because of lack of access on the ground to independent observers.
Andrea Bruce is a documentary photographer, covering social issues in conflict areas, focusing mostly on Iraq and Afghanistan. For eight years, she worked as a staff photographer for The Washington Post and authored a weekly column called "Unseen Iraq." In 2010, she became a freelance photographer in the VII Network.
Quarta-feira, 30 de Abril de 2014
THE LAST OUTFIT OF THE MISSING
10 August 2013
Date Found: 1 February 2013.
Location: outskirts of Apopa, San Salvador.
Age: between 15 and 17 years old.
Time of disappearance: approximately one year previously.
El Salvador has one of the highest homicide rates in the world, much of it gang related. In many cases, the only way of identifying murder victims is by clothes they were buried in.
Fred Ramos, born in 1986, lives and works in El Salvador. He studied graphic design, but began practicing photography in 2005. Currently, Fred is a staff photographer for El Faro.
Quarta-feira, 26 de Fevereiro de 2014
15 March 2013
Kachin Independence Army fighters are drinking and celebrating at a funeral of one of their commanders who died that day before. The city is under siege by the Burmese army.
Julius Schrank is a German photojournalist, currently based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 2007 he studied photojournalism and documentary photography at the Hannover University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Julius has mainly worked for the Dutch daily newspaper De Volkskrant. When he's not working for the newspaper, Schrank spends as much time as possible on his own longterm projects. In the last few years, his focus has been on southeast Asia.
Quarta-feira, 4 de Dezembro de 2013
In the Shadow of Wounded Knee
02 June 2012
Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Oglala, South Dakota, USA
Oglala men carry a felled cottonwood tree to the center of a sun dance circle. Erected in the earth, the tree will become the focus of a four-day spiritual ceremony.
The Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota live near the site of the massacre of over 250 Lakota Sioux, at Wounded Knee Creek (1890). They recount a long history of violated treaties and broken promises on the part of successive US governments. Pine Ridge is seeing an upsurge in resistance movements, and a revival of traditional spiritual ways. The sun dance has returned, after nearly disappearing, and people are teaching language, horse skills, and ceremonies to the youth.
Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer, and a Harper’s Magazine contributing editor. He is only the second photographer to occupy the Harper’s masthead in its 162-year history. Huey was a 2012 Stanford Knight Journalism Fellow, where he worked on new media models for community storytelling. He is widely known for his 3,349-mile solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage; they walked every step. He now lives in Seattle, USA.
Quarta-feira, 9 de Outubro de 2013
At the Dining Hall
12 October 2012
Youngstown, Ohio, USA
Every day, John McLean (65), visits the St Vincent de Paul Society Dining Hall, in Youngstown, Ohio.
People who are homeless or in financial difficulty can come to the hall for warmth, a good meal, and to socialize. Youngstown, which is struggling from the loss of steel industry jobs, is one of the poorest major cities in the US, with more than one in three citizens living below the poverty line,
Jacob Ehrbahn is a Danish photojournalist who has been a staff photographer with the Danish daily national newspaper Politiken since 2003. He has received numerous awards for his work, including being named second and third place Newspaper Photographer of the Year by POYi in 2004 and 2012. This year, he was named Photographer of the Year in Denmark for the second time. Jacob lives in Espergaerde outside of Copenhagen.
Terça-feira, 6 de Agosto de 2013
Migrant Sex Workers
24 July 2009
Sharon, a Nigerian sex worker, sits on her makeshift bed in the countryside outside Rome.
Roadside prostitution in Italy is conducted primarily by migrant sex workers. Some of the women are victims of trafficking—they have been deceived by criminal gangs into coming to Italy, lured by promises of legitimate jobs. Others have willingly been smuggled into the country, but find prostitution the only way that they can earn enough money to send back to their families, or to pay back the thousands of euros they owe to smugglers.
For nearly twenty years, women from Benin City, in the state of Edo in Nigeria, have been going to Italy to earn money as sex workers, hoping to ensure a better future for their families. The women organize the operation among themselves, and are ostensibly released from obligation once they have paid off their debt, but still find it difficult to secure work that is unrelated to sex.
Paolo Patrizi is a documentary photographer whose stories explore underlying themes of - and contradictions between - tradition and modernity, and the cultural disconnection produced by rapid economic growth. He began his career in London, working as an assistant to other professionals. While doing freelance assignments for British magazines and design groups, he started to develop projects of his own. Today, his work is featured in leading publications, and has been exhibited and awarded internationally.