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, 26 de Novembro de 2014
A TRADITIONAL BERBER BRIDE
13 August 2013
Lubna, a Berber bride from the Tinghir region of Morocco, south of the High Atlas mountains, waits ready for the wedding ceremony. According to Berber tradition, no one may see the bride’s face before the groom does.pau barrena
Pau Barrena was born in 1986 in Barcelona, Spain. He studied advertising and public relations and received several internships in Europe and east Asia. His postgraduate studies were in photojournalism and he began his photography career documenting the 2011 social protests in his hometown. He has also worked as a freelancer in Spain, Morocco, Senegal and Croatia.
Quarta-feira, 24 de Setembro de 2014
24 March 2013
Dallas, Texas, USA
Bobby Henline relaxes at a motel, while touring with his comedy act.
Bobby Henline (42) was the sole survivor when the humvee in which he was traveling was blown up, during his fourth tour to Iraq, on 7 April 2007. Bones in his face fractured, burns covered close to 40 percent of his body, and his left hand later had to be amputated. During the recovery process, he kept up the spirits of other wounded soldiers by telling jokes, and his therapist encouraged him to take up stand-up comedy. He now makes a living as a comedian, with a routine that focuses on his own injuries.
Peter van Agtmael (b. 1981) graduated from Yale University in 2003 with a degree in history. Following graduation, he spent a year in China on the Charles P. Howland fellowship photographing the effects of the Three Gorges Dam. He became a freelance photographer at the end of 2004. Since the beginning of 2006, he has documented the consequences of America's wars, at home and abroad. In 2008, he helped organize the exhibition and book Battlespace, a retrospective of unseen work from 22 photographers covering Iraq and Afghanistan.
Quarta-feira, 23 de Julho de 2014
DASAN (10), SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION
27 April 2013
North Dakota, USA
Dasan Cavanaugh (10), of the Spirit Lake reservation has not cut his hair since he was born. Spirit Lake is home to some 6,200 Sioux American Indians, who live in an area that covers over 1,000 square kilometers.
Rena Effendi was born in 1977 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 Maio de 2014
ICH BIN WALDVIERTEL
20 July 2012
Hannah (7) and Alena (9) are two sisters who live in Merkenbrechts, a village of 170 inhabitants in Waldviertel, an isolated rural area of Austria, near the Czech border. The girls have two older brothers, but spend much of their time together in a carefree life, swimming, playing outdoors, and engrossed in games around the house.
Carla Kogelman (b. 1961) has worked in the theatre industry for 25 years. In December 2011, she graduated at the Foto Academie Amsterdam. She was always interested in the stories backstage, the actors' stories instead of those being performed on stage. Her portrait series of actors backstage won first prize at the Zilveren Camera in 2011 and the Dutch national photography portfolio contest, the SO (Selection Of Dutch Photography) Awards, in 2013.
Quarta-feira, 19 de Março de 2014
13 December 2013
Pretoria, South Africa
A woman is turned away disappointed at the close of the third and final day of the lying-in-state of former South African president Nelson Mandela, at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, on 13 December. Nelson Mandela had died on 5 December at the age of 95, after a prolonged respiratory infection. Over 100,000 people lined up to pay respects to the former leader, but many were unable to gain access in time to file past the casket.
Markus Schreiber was born in Bonn, Germany, and began his photojournalism career in 1991 as a photographer with the regional newspaper Kölnisch/Bonner Rundschau in Bonn. He moved to The Associated Press' Bonn office as a freelancer in the mid '90s and has been based out of their Berlin office since
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, 30 de Outubro de 2013
19 February 2012
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Kayla stands with her American Girl doll, in front of a portrait of her ancestors at home in Boston.
The dolls come in a range of different ‘characters’, with varying skin tones and hairstyles, that customers can choose from.
Ilona Szwarc was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland. In 2008, she immigrated to New York City, USA, where she lives and works. Szwarc’s photographs have been exhibited in Paris, London, Bilbao, and New York. Her work has been published by numerous publications worldwide including Time magazine, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Telegraph Magazine, Surface China, and PDN.
Quarta-feira, 28 de Agosto de 2013
04 March 2012
Juan José Padilla adjusts his montera (bullfighter’s hat) before going into the ring for his comeback bullfight.
Spanish bullfighter Juan José Padilla (38), known as the ‘Cyclone of Jerez’, lost the sight in one eye and has partial paralysis of the face, after being gored by a bull in October 2011. The bull slammed one of its horns into Padilla’s jaw, and gouged out his left eye. Padilla needed substantial reconstructive surgery, and a titanium plate implant. Five months later he made a comeback, in the southwestern town of Olivenza. After the fight, Padilla was carried from the ring on the shoulders of a fellow bullfighter, an honor reserved for the very best performers.
Daniel Ochoa de Olza was born the son of a writer and an art history teacher in Pamplona in October, 1978. His interest turned from painting to photography in 2001 when he started studying artistic photography in Pamplona and later in Barcelona. He became a full time relation with Associated Press in 2005 and has been an AP staff photographer since 2009. As a photographer, Daniel has covered a variety of breaking news and features. He is especially interested in ethnography.
Quarta-feira, 10 de Julho de 2013
07 September 2012
Bonnie Cleo Andersen (38), mother of three, has been a sex-worker in Denmark since the age of 18.
Prostitution is legal in Denmark. Bonnie works during the day in a small house in a village in the east of the country, then picks her children up after school to take them home, in another village 15 km away.
Her chief hope is that they will have better lives than hers.
Marie Hald was born in 1987 and attends the Danish School of Media and Journalism, which included a semester at the International Center of Photography in New York City, USA, in 2012. She won first prize in the 2012 CPOY Documentary category and has exhibited at the Copenhagen Photo Festival. She lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.