TRANSYLVANIA: BUILT ON GRASS 20 June 2012Maramureş, Romania 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 (...)
A TRADITIONAL BERBER BRIDE13 August 2013Afanour, Morocco 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 BARRENANATIONALITY: SpainWEBSITE: www. (...)
HEALING BOBBY24 March 2013Dallas, 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 (...)
DASAN (10), SPIRIT LAKE RESERVATION27 April 2013North 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 EFFENDINATIONALITY: Azerba (...)
ICH BIN WALDVIERTEL20 July 2012Merkenbrechts, Austria 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.
FAREWELL MANDELA13 December 2013Pretoria, 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 (...)
Martin17 February 2011Tilburg, 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 (...)
Kayla19 February 2012Boston, 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.
Bullfighter's Comeback04 March 2012Olivenza, Spain 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 (...)
Bonnie07 September 2012Soroe, Denmark 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 (...)