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Olivier besancenot | Photojournalist: Serge Bouvet

Olivier besancenot | Photojournalist: Serge Bouvet | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Retour en arrière, 15 décembre 2009, alors que j’étais à l’assemblée nationale, au 33 quai d’Orsay, pour photographier l’ancien député Didier Migaud, actuel président à la COurs des Compte, attendant dans la salle presse, j’entendis soudain une clameur et des pétarades. Tous les cameramen de chaine TV se précipitèrent vers la sortie.
J’armai mon appareil photo d’un 70mm pour saisir une image surréaliste : le ciel nuageux est comme rougi par des torches de manifestants et Olivier Besancenot (NPA) est aux prises avec huit personnes des forces de l’ordre, agitant une torche rouge, agrippé à une statue surplombant les grilles dangereusement pointues du Palais Bourbon."- Serge Bouvet

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Ulu Pamir | Photographer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez

Ulu Pamir | Photographer: Miguel Ángel Sánchez | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Miguel Ángel Sánchez traveled in 2012 with his studio to Ulu Pamir, Turkey, a far place in the middle of Turkish Kurdistan, hidden between mountains with very hard winters and connected by a tortuous path to Van Lake. 30 years ago, this land was the witness of the arrival of a group of unusual people with unusual features.

These people, originally from Kyrgyzstan, came walking from far away, from Pamir, with the promise of a better and safer life hosted by the Turkish government, avoiding the war with USSR.

30 years later, people from this place fight against the government´s abandonment and harassment of the PKK guerrilla warfare.

Miguel Ángel portrayed the inhabitants from this small village and their will to preserve their roots and traditions despite being far away from their original land.

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Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Madrid 1977), Spanish photographer based in Cairo since 2009.

For years he combined his development as an artist with his work in a commercial photography studio, until, in 2009, he decided to completely turn over to his creative side and opened his own photography studio in Cairo (Egypt).

 

His studio in Cairo is the base where he works and prepares projects developed in Egypt for the last four years, but he is also a study itinerant photographer who takes his workspace to any corner of the world: Asia, Middle East or black Africa. The Gaddafi war in Libya, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, the Gaza Strip after Israel bombing and Lebanon after Hariri are some of the ports reached by Studio Al Asbani.

 

Miguel Ángel Sánchez also combines his work as a studio photographer with photojournalist and cameraman in conflict zones where he covered the war in Libya, the Egyptian revolution and the Gaza Operation Pillar of defense, among others.

 

His work has been published by national media such as El País, and international as The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, Photo Raw, La Lettre de la Photographie, etc.

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Benedyct Antifer's curator insight, May 14, 2013 3:39 AM

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Photo report's insight:

Miguel Ángel Sánchez (Madrid 1977), Spanish photographer based in Cairo since 2009.

For years he combined his development as an artist with his work in a commercial photography studio, until, in 2009, he decided to completely turn over to his creative side and opened his own photography studio in Cairo (Egypt).

 

His studio in Cairo is the base where he works and prepares projects developed in Egypt for the last four years, but he is also a study itinerant photographer who takes his workspace to any corner of the world: Asia, Middle East or black Africa. The Gaddafi war in Libya, the Ulu Pamir besieged by the PKK in Turkish Kurdistan, the Gaza Strip after Israel bombing and Lebanon after Hariri are some of the ports reached by Studio Al Asbani.

 

Miguel Ángel Sánchez also combines his work as a studio photographer with photojournalist and cameraman in conflict zones where he covered the war in Libya, the Egyptian revolution and the Gaza Operation Pillar of defense, among others.

 

His work has been published by national media such as El País, and international as The New York Times, Le Monde, New Yorker, Photo Raw, La Lettre de la Photographie, etc.


Thanks for the intro Photo report.