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Patras | Photographer: Enri Canaj

Patras | Photographer: Enri Canaj | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

In the port city of Patras, there are hundreds of immigrants who were deliberately denied the slightest assistance (housing, food, medical care, freedom of movement) -even those that have already been legally recognized as refugees.

Most of them have fled conflicts in Darfur, Afghanistan and Syria, and when they saw the squalid living conditions in Greece, they tried to continue their journey to other countries of the European Union, risking their lives again.

 

Trucks transporting goods between Italy and Greece are the only way to access the ferry linking the two sides. The increasing militarization of Greek ports forces immigrants and asylum seekers to improvise the most unlikely and risky maneuvers in order to hide in the basement of a truck.

These people have left their countries thinking that Greece would be a short station in their trip to Italy, France or Germany. But, six years have gone and they still remain in Patras, living all together in an abandoned factory next to the port... - Enri Canaj



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Enri was born in Tirana, Albania in 1980. In 2003 he graduated from Leica Photographic Academy. He worked as an advertising photography assistant while pursuing his own projects .

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Angola | Photojournalist: Ami Vitale

Angola  | Photojournalist: Ami Vitale | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"From 1975 to 2002, war was a part of daily life for the people living in the rich African country of Angola. The beaten orange paths that zigzagged across the territory represented the displacement of more than twenty-percent of the population who had to leave their villages for government-controlled towns. Much of the population was unable to feed themselves while those that lived from the rich oil resources experienced a very different life. They were two worlds living uneasily side by side."- Ami Vitale

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ased in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and is writing a book about the stories behind the images. She frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia. Ami Vitale is judge of the show HTC Mission Covershot on National Geographic channel alon with Nagesh Kukunoor.

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Sadhûs | Photographer: Serge Bouvet

Sadhûs | Photographer: Serge Bouvet | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

In Hinduism, sadhu is a common term for an ascetic or someone who practices yoga. Sadhus have given up trying to achieve the first three Hindu goals of life: kama (enjoyment), artha (practical objectives) and even dharma (duty). The sadhu is solely dedicated to achieving moksha (liberation) through meditation and contemplation of God. Sadhus often wear ochre-colored clothing, as a symbol that they have given up many things in life.

Serge Bouvet present some portraits of these particular hindouists.

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Ethiopia | Photojournalist: Ami Vitale

Ethiopia  | Photojournalist: Ami Vitale | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"This journey across Ethiopia traces the origination of coffee that goes back to the thirteenth century. Legend says that a herder named Kaldi noticed his goats “dancing” after nibbling bright red berries. Kaldi brought the berries to a nearby monastery where holy men declared they must be the work of the devil and threw them into a fire. Yet, the aroma was too tempting and they quickly raked the roasted beans from the embers, ground them up, and dissolved them in hot water, yielding the world’s first cup of coffee." - Ami Vitale

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Ami Vitale  is an American photojournalist and documentary film maker.  Her photographs have been exhibited around the world in museums and galleries and published in international magazines including National Geographic, Geo, Newsweek, Time and Smithsonian, among others. She is an internationally known and respected journalist whose work has garnered multiple World Press Photos awards, the Photographer of the Year International award, the Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism, Lucie awards, the Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Reporting, and the Magazine Photographer of the Year award by the National Press Photographers Association.

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