PHOTOGRAPHERS
Follow
Find tag "documentary"
39.2K views | +22 today
PHOTOGRAPHERS
News about photography
Curated by Photo report
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Children of the Omo | Photographer: Steve Mc Curry

Children of the Omo | Photographer:  Steve Mc Curry | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"The Omo River Valley is located in Southwest Ethiopia. It has been called “the last frontier” in Africa. There are nine main tribes that occupy the Omo River Valley, with a population of approximately 225,000 tribal peoples. "


" The majority of the people living in the Omo River Valley live without clean drinking water and without medical care. It has been a privilege to go back to the Omo Valley in Ethiopia with my friend, John Rowe, to photograph the work he is doing with Lale Labuko in their mission to end the practice of mingi and to house and shelter the mingi children who have already been rescued. " 

 

" Lale,  a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer,  learned about the practice of Mingi and made it his life’s mission to end ritual infanticide in his tribe’s culture. " - Steve McCurry

Photo report's insight:

More information: http://omochild.org/videos/lale-labukos-story

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Trouble In The Water | Photographer: Matt Eich

Trouble In The Water | Photographer: Matt Eich | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Curtis "Rebel" Rageur sits on the bow, hat backwards, eyes watchful. He gives a thumbs-down to Julius Gaudet, 62, letting him know that the line they set the day before is in the water. Julius pulls the boat to a stop near the shore of Shell Island, Louisiana as Rebel searches for the line with his gaff. He finds it, pulling hand-over-fist, as if reeling in a large fish. With a splash, the reptilian head emerges suddenly from the water and Julius leans over the edge, putting one 9mm round through it's brain. The two hunters pull their prey into the boat, tag it and toss it onto the deck, which will soon be stacked high with the rest of the day's haul. Rebel turns to me, wiping blood onto his pants, and with a smile says, "And that's how we do the gator dance." 

 

The state of Louisiana is home to the largest alligator population in the United States, estimated to be almost 2 million. Alligators are North America's largest reptiles and are considered a renewable resource in an industry that has thrived in America's deep south for centuries. The first large alligator harvests occurred during the early 1800s. During the Civil War, alligator skins were used to make shoes and saddles for confederate troops. The alligator farming industry in Louisiana alone annually harvests 140,000-170,000 gators which are valued at over $12,000,000.  - Matt Eich

more...
Alessandro Zanini's curator insight, February 9, 6:16 AM

Cacciatori di alligatori in Louisiana. 

 

Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

In the Shadow of Wounded Knee | PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON HUEY

In the Shadow of Wounded Knee | PHOTOGRAPHER: AARON HUEY | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it
After 150 years of broken promises, the Oglala Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota are nurturing their tribal customs, language, and beliefs. A rare, intimate portrait shows their resilience in the face of hardship. 

Almost every historical atrocity has a geographically symbolic core, a place whose name conjures up the trauma of a whole people: Auschwitz, Robben Island, Nanjing. For the Oglala Lakota of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation that place is a site near Wounded Knee Creek, 16 miles northeast of the town of Pine Ridge. From a distance the hill is unremarkable, another picturesque tree-spotted mound in the creased prairie. But here at the mass grave of all those who were killed on a winter morning more than a century ago, it’s easy to believe that certain energies—acts of tremendous violence and of transcendent love—hang in the air forever and possess a forever half-life.

 

Alex White Plume, a 60-year-old Oglala Lakota activist, lives with his family and extended family on a 2,000-acre ranch near Wounded Knee Creek. White Plume’s land is lovely beyond any singing, rolling out from sage-covered knolls to creeks bruised with late summer lushness. From certain aspects, you can see the Badlands, all sun-bleached spires and scoured pinnacles. And looking another way, you can see the horizon-crowning darkness of the Black Hills of South Dakota.

 

One hot and humid day in early August, I drove out to interview White Plume in a screened outdoor kitchen he had just built for his wife. Hemp plants sprouted thickly all over their garden. “Go ahead and smoke as much as you like,” White Plume offered. “I always tell people that: Smoke as much as you want, but you won’t get very high.” The plants are remnants from a plantation of industrial hemp—low-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Cannabis sativa—cultivated by the White Plume family in 2000.

Fuller text: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/08/pine-ridge/fuller-text ;
Photo report's insight:

Aaron Huey is a National Geographic photographer and a Contributing Editor for Harper's Magazine. He is based in Seattle, WA.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

One and a half meter | Photographer: Peter Puklus

One and a half meter | Photographer: Peter Puklus | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

The title of this work refers to the radius which defines his closer environment of people. About his work he says: »I collect the portraits of the people around me. I map and document those who are close to me in one way or another (I collect memories). Slowly I will get to everybody. Relatives or friends, the important thing is that the photograph can be the symbol of my relationship to them. Or the relationship of the people in the photograph. Or that personal secret, one’s eyes may reveal. I capture a moment, the magic of which lies in trust; intimacy and photography, in other words, the story of love, friendship and identity.«

 

This project has been published in book form at Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Photo report's insight:

“Peter Puklus is an example of a modern documentary author. Questions of an involved or not involved view, an approach based on revealing beauty, or rather importance of daily, even banal things − all that was solved before. The generation of Puklus can now focus on the complexity of documentary work. Everything around can be a subject.” Zuzana Lapitkova

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Chandraprabhu Temple | Travel photograher: Serge Bouvet

Chandraprabhu Temple | Travel photograher: Serge Bouvet | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Impossible de contempler les merveilles du sanctuaire de Chandraprabhu tant il y a de monde; ce sont des touristes indiens pour la plupart ou des adeptes religieux. Néanmoins, je sympathise avec les moines Jaïns qui en apprenant que je suis photographe me commande un ensemble de photos. J’accepte. J’ai rendez-vous avec eux à 5h30 du matin. Le temple est vide. Il y fait très sombre. J’ai avec moi, 4 flashs Canon Speedlite 580EX II, un réflecteur, un trépied et 50 roupies de pourboire pour les prêtres.  Je commence à photographier toutes les fresques et  Stambha (colonne sculptée) fébrilement. Je dois faire vite car à 7h00, il y aura du monde. (...)

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Mumbai Sleeping | Photography: Dhruv Dhawan

Mumbai Sleeping | Photography: Dhruv Dhawan | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

I began photographing Mumbai Sleeping in the summer of 2009 to explore the diversity of a basic human experience such as sleep. I was in awe of the taxi drivers in particular who slept in such a romantic balance with their vehicles after leaving their families in the rural parts of India to make a living in the city of dreams. 

I was also motivated by the opportunity to photograph people while they are unaware of the camera and to remove the politics of the pose from my images. In this sense I liked to believe I was capturing portraits of the unconscious. 

Of the few people that awoke while I was photographing them, no one objected to my actions after I explained what I was doing. I remain ever grateful to India and its people that allow artists to capture real life without the politics of consent.

Over 350 images later I still find myself compelled to document this phenomena of urbanization in the 21st century where space has become so scarce in a city like Mumbai that 'private' acts are often conducted in public. Mumbai Sleeping is a testament to the strength and human spirit of the lower class urban population that drive the wheel of the city by day and sleep on it at night - forcing us to question whether a good night’s sleep is a luxury or a necessity.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Found | Archives of National Geographic

Found | Archives of National Geographic | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

“FOUND is a curated collection of photography from the National Geographic archives. In honor of our 125th anniversary, we are showcasing photographs that reveal cultures and moments of the past. Many of these photos have never been published and are rarely seen by the public.

We hope to bring new life to these images by sharing them with audiences far and wide. Their beauty has been lost to the outside world for years and many of the images are missing their original date or location.

This is just the beginning of a great adventure. We will be adding new voices, stories, and artifacts as we go. We look forward to sharing this experience with everyone, and hope you make FOUND your home for inspiration and wonder.”

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Christ’s Hospital | Photographer: Martin Parr

Christ’s Hospital | Photographer: Martin Parr | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Christ’s Hospital is one of the oldest schools in the country, they still wear Tudor uniforms and yellow socks.

They also have the biggest number of free/subsidised places, which are given to kids from London, as the school was originallyunder the juristrisction of the City of London."- Martin Parr 
Photo report's insight:

Martin Parr is a British documentary photographer, photojournalist and photobook collector. He is known for his photographic projects that take a critical look at aspects of modern life, in particular provincial and suburban life in England. He is a member of Magnum Photos.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Child Witches | Photographer: Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Child Witches | Photographer: Ilvy Njiokiktjien | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"The number of churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing on a daily basis. Most of them are revival churches, led by Congolese men who acclaim being priests and prophets. In return for money, they perform exorcisms on 'bewitched' children, to heal them from evil spirits. - he number of churches in the Democratic Republic of Congo is growing on a daily basis. Most of them are revival churches, led by Congolese men who acclaim being priests and prophets. In return for money, they perform exorcisms on 'bewitched' children, to heal them from evil spirits."- Ilvy Njiokiktjien

 

Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on Africa.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Goodbye My Chechnya | Photographer: Diana Markosian

Goodbye My Chechnya | Photographer: Diana Markosian | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

For young girls in Chechnya the most innocent acts could mean breaking the rules.A Chechen girl caught smoking is cause for arrest; while rumors of a couple having sex before marriage can result in an honor killing.

The few girls who dare to rebel become targets in the eyes of Chechen authorities.After nearly two decades of vicious war and 70 years of Soviet rule, during which religious participation was banned, modern-day Chechnya is going through Islamic revival. The Chechen government is building mosques in every village, prayer rooms in public schools, and enforcing a stricter Islamic dress code for both men and women. This photo essay chronicles the lives of young Muslim girls who witnessed the horrors of two wars and are now coming of age in a republic that is rapidly redefining itself as a Muslim state. - Diana Markosian

Photo report's insight:

The Russian republic of Chechnya has been undergoing an Islamic revival. Having existed under Soviet rule for 70 years before getting caught up in a war with the Russian Federation that lasted almost two decades, the tiny state has turned to Islam in what looks to be an attempt to maintain some semblance of identity and drive a wedge between itself and the land of Putin. The Chechen government is building mosques in every village, prayer rooms in public schools, and enforcing a stricter Islamic dress code for both men and women. It might be miles away from Islamabad, but Chechnya's gone Islamamad.

For young women in particular, this has led to a change in what they can expect to do with their lives. Smoking, for instance, is definitely a good reason to spend a night in jail, while premarital sex must seem less attractive when the president of your country has given his public approval to any family who feels like carrying out an honor killing.

Photographer Diana Markosian spent some time in the area getting to know a group of Muslim girls who grew up during the wars, chronicling their coming of age in a region that is rapidly redefining itself as an Islamic state.

more...
Khanh Fleshman's curator insight, December 6, 2013 5:54 AM

This appears on my page because it shows the troubles of women in countries like Chechnya and how hard every day life is for them. People that could benefit from reading this are women in countries that may take their rights and freedoms for granted, because it provides the perspective of women who are forced to live in these restricting conditions. This relates to Half the Sky because the book also illustrates how easy it is for women in these societies to make perceived transgressions in the eyes of the men.

Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Waiting for Justice | Photographer: Fernando Moleres

Waiting for Justice | Photographer: Fernando Moleres | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Abdul Moresey arrive to Pademba prison in 2007 as a child. He was charged  with murder. The facts are that  Abdul  went to the river  with his best friend and this was drowned. The child´s family accused Abdul  of murder and he is  four  years pending trial. Sentencing in this country is abnormally harsh, and the Sierra Leone government has pronounced that criminal responsibility begins at age ten, which is in clear conflict with the Convention for Child Rights ratified by the same government  in 1990.

Photo report's insight:

"This work was mostly shot in Pademba Road Prison where 32 children, between the years of 14 and 17, share prison life with 1,300 adults." - Fernando Moleres

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Jimadores | Photographer: Rene Cervantes

Jimadores | Photographer: Rene Cervantes | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

I went to the agave fields to shoot the jimadores on their schedule and under their terms. Every situation was different but everyone was kind and respectful, though doubtful at times.

 

There was one occasion I ended up meeting some illegitimate jimadores and they took me to an illegal distillery. I spent four days trying to shoot at the distillery (which the person in charge said I could do) but every time we were invited to come, somehow the place was deserted and on lockdown. It was a bit frustrating but it was obvious to us why they wouldn’t want to be photographed. The curious part of it all was that we were never told not to come back.

 

My homebase for the trip was Guadalajara which is only a 45 minute drive from the agave fields. Before going there I had no contacts at all. I speak the language and took a big gamble on doing it this way. I didn’t want to be shown what every tourist is shown. Any time you do something like this it is easy to find local people to help you and make your work easier, but most likely they will point you to what they think you should be looking at (or what every tourist wants to see) and not to what you are searching for.—Rene Cervantes

Photo report's insight:

Photographer Rene Cervantes explores Mexico’s agave harvesting fields in his recent project, Jimadores. He grew up on the Texas/Mexico border in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez and spent his teenage years and early 20’s playing in bands before leaving to California to study photography at the Brooks Institute. He is now based in New York.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Microshop | Photographer: Frédéric Delangle

Microshop | Photographer: Frédéric Delangle | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

10% growth. Small traders represent 96% of the dsitribution in India. They supply nearly 300 millions consumers and represent a number of case of 300 billions of dollars. (Madras, India) 

Photo report's insight:

"Ils gagnent peu et pourtant travaillent beaucoup, ils passent entre 70 et 80 % de leur vie éveillés dans leur échoppe souvent plus petite qu’une cellule de prison. Ils sont partout en Inde et nourrissent 1,2millliard d’humains. Quand la nuit tombe, leur échoppe se transforme pour l’occasion en petit théâtre où les lumières commencent à scintiller, pareilles aux feux de la rampe qui s’allument après les trois coups qui donnent le départ de la pièce..."- Frédéric Delangle

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Shipbreakers | Photojournalist: Jana Ašenbrennerov

Shipbreakers | Photojournalist: Jana Ašenbrennerov | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Chittagong is one of the biggest ship breaking yards in the world. It is graveyard where ships are taken from all around the world for their last voyage, to be taken apart. 


Know for unsafe work practices and environmental pollution due to the demolition and ship breaking processes, Chittagong presents one of the biggest industry and job opportunities for many Bangladeshis.


Some 30, 000 workers are engaged in this scrapping in Bangladesh's Sitakunda coast, which houses the world's second largest ship-breaking industry after China. At least 250,000 people in the country live off the industry directly and indirectly, according to experts.


The industry is a critical contributor to the low-income country's economy, and Bangladesh relies on ship breaking for 80% of its steel needs. But along with the recyclable materials comes a lot of toxic junk and hazardous material such as asbestos.


Often unaware of the risks they face on a daily basis by carrying heavy loads, directly touching materials that are known to cause cancer (asbestos), the workers rarely take these risks into consideration. "I don't see any danger" said a 17 year old worker.


Living in a 3rd world country, taking care of a family, the priorities of workers in the yards of Chittagong have a different order. To be without a job, letting their families go hungry, represents a bigger treat to these men then working in an environment that can eventually lead to health issues or early death. 


Copyright Jana Asenbrennerova 2010 

Collaboration on access and text with Syed Zain Al-Mahmood

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

In the Shadows of Kolkata | Photographer: Souvid Datta

In the Shadows of Kolkata | Photographer: Souvid Datta | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

“My first inspirations were world-changers like James Nachtwey, Don McCullin, and Steve McCurry. I firmly believe that photography has a role to play in provoking thought, spurring dialogue, and prompting action—therein being a potentially potent ingredient in an antidote to social evils.

“Photographs are informative, a record of what we do and value, and contribute important subjective testimonies for history.

 

That said, worldwide trafficking is a $32 billion industry, with over 700,000 women moved across international borders annually. It is not at all realistic to imagine photos making any substantial dent to improve this situation. The photos I take will do little to directly improve the lives of women and children in Sonagachi.

 

“To do this would take massive political, economic and legal overhauls, not to mention years of reshaping social values. This was one of my hardest realizations when following apparently humanistic callings. That images can, however, give people a voice and better inform a public debate, is some journalistic consolation. What makes it immediately worthwhile for me is the experience of earning an individual’s trust, and for a while, touching lives, sharing stories and learning from each other in a dignified, respectful, curious manner. This is the only honest thing I can convince people of offering them, and surprisingly it is also what seems to open the most doors for me.” - Souvid Datta

Photo report's insight:

Mumbai-born photographer Souvid Datta is a young man of 21 whose age puts him somewhere in between the subjects he’s been documenting in the infamous red-light district of Kolkata, India and the subjects’ children. His series, In the Shadows of Kolkata, portrays a close-knit group of female sex workers, a few of their clients, and their children. Exploring the lives of sex workers as a photographic “theme” never fails to affect, and seeing children interspersed into this work adds another layer of difficult material to digest, question, process

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Tiksi | Photographer: Evgenia Arbugaeva

Tiksi | Photographer: Evgenia Arbugaeva | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Once upon a time in Siberia, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in a warm bed in a small town, a little girl woke up from a dream. It was morning, but it was still dark out, for the little town was so far North that the sun would not show itself for many months. They called this the Polar Night.

The little girl rubbed the sleep from her eyes and dressed in the dark. She put on her pink jacket and red stocking cap and stepped outside. Her breath froze and she walked in the direction of school. All around her were endless fields of frozen tundra. But the fields were not white like you might think, for up above the Aurora Borealis lit up the sky. It looked like a big green breath frozen in the heavens and all around the little girl were beautiful colors. The snow was painted green. And on some mornings—if she was lucky—she’d even see bits of blue, yellow and pink on her walk to school.

She loved these colors very much. Walking through them made her imagination come alive. She liked to think of the fields as blank canvases for Mother Nature to paint upon. And what did that make her? Was she part of the painting too, in her pink jacket and red hat?

She smiled and her mind began dreaming of the days when the Polar Night would come to an end, when the first sun would light up the snowy mountains, making it look like blueberry ice cream. And then the summer would come, the snow would melt and the tundra would transform into planet Mars with it’s golden color seeming to stretch out forever in every direction.

She thought to herself, “Every season has its own colors.” She stored all these colors in her heart, and walked beneath the Aurora Borealis in this little town way up North.

The town was called Tiksi. - 

 

Photo report's insight:

Evgenia Arbugaeva is one of 50 photographers in the Critical Mass 2011 exhibition Contents: Love, Anxiety, Happiness & Everything Else atPhoto Center NW. This exhibition, juried by Darius Himes, will also travel to Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco, furthering the mission of all four photography organizations to bring top emerging talent to the public.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Princesses in a land of Machos | Photographer: Nicola Ókin Frioli

Princesses in  a land of Machos | Photographer: Nicola Ókin Frioli | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Before Spanish colonization blanketed Mexico with Catholicism, there were cross-dressing Aztec priests and hermaphrodite Mayan gods; gender flexibility was inherent in the culture. In much of the country now, machismo prevails and attitudes toward sex remain relatively narrow. But things are different in the southern state of Oaxaca where more pliant thinking remains. In the Zapotec communities around the town of Juchitán, men who consider themselves women—called “muxes”—are not only accepted, but celebrated as symbols of good luck.

 

Mexico City-based photographer Nicola “Ókin” Frioli traveled to Juchitán to photograph muxes for the series, We Are Princesses in a Land of Machos. His photos capture just some of the estimated 3,000 muxes in the area, which has a total population of around 160,000. The muxes traditionally adopt female roles like cooking, embroidery, sewing, and preparing for celebrations. They are seen as having special intellectual and artistic gifts.

Local lore has it that the muxes fell from the torn pocket of San Vicente Ferrer, the patron saint of Juchitán, during his holy walk over the town. Which is to say, they are the lucky, chosen people; colonizing the ephemeral state between genders, and bringing good fortune to a culture already blessed with open minds and good will.

 

Photo report's insight:


Nicola Okin Frioli's Official Photography website; Fine Art, Portraiture, Advertising, Fashion and Reportage Photography, Biography, Exhibitions. Okin is currently based in Mexico City.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Blue eyes, black hijab | Photographer: Isabella De Maddalena

Blue eyes, black hijab | Photographer: Isabella De Maddalena | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

There's a large muslim community in Aarhus, Denmark, and a very high number of danish converted to Islam. The estimated number of women wearing the niqab in Denmark is about 150-200. Aisha is a Danish woman who converted to Islam 22 years ago, when she was just 20. Today, she wears the niqab, the 'total veil', subject of many discussions in different countries in Europe.


Like so many other governments in Europe, the idea of banning the burqa or niqab in public places has been progressing in Denmark. The debate caused a split beetween the Conservatives and the Liberal Party in 2009. Lawyers of the Justice Ministry finally found the proposal unconstitutional.


But today the idea is still a topic of discussion: it is argued that the burqa or the niqab are strongly anti-integrationist, an attack on the dignity of women and also a security risk. "Even if the Niqab will be banned, I'll continue to wear it, anyway," Aisha says, it is my religion, my choice and I have to respect it. - 

Photo report's insight:
Isabella De Maddalena  was born in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, in 1978.                                                                              

In 2002 she graduated from the Brera Academy of Fine Art in Milan, with a focus in Painting. She studied photojournalism at the Danish School of Photojournalism in Aarhus, Denmark in 2010.
Her work has been published on varoius magazines, among them: Women's Wear Daily, Io Donna, IL - Intelligence in Lifestyle, Rolling Stone, Internazionale, L'Espresso, Allure Russia, Cosmopolitan Germany.
In 2011 I joined the agency Luzphoto.  

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

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

Photo report's insight:

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.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Castro's People | Photojournalist: Susi Eggenberger (ZUMA PRESS)

Castro's People | Photojournalist: Susi Eggenberger (ZUMA PRESS) | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Ninety miles from America and roughly the size of Pennsylvania the totalitarian communist state of Cuba is home to more than eleven million people.  A multiracial society with a population of mainly Spanish origins and Catholic faith, Cuba boasts one of the best health care systems in the world with the average life expectancy comparable to the UK while it's average monthly salary is only $20.00.  Prolonged austerity and the state controlled economy's insufficiency in providing adequate services and goods have forced an estimated 40% of Cubans to turn to the black market in order to obtain necessary clothing, food and household items.  Historically, Cuban law subordinates it's people from freedom of movement, speech, assembly and the press.  However, efforts by the government for economic and social reform have recently loosened some of the constraints on travel, real estate and business creating a mixture of excitement and trepidation in the Cuban people." - Susi Eggenberger

Photo report's insight:

 

Susi Eggenberger is an independent documentary photographer based in Southern Maine and is available for assignment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Divided soul | Photographer: David Alan Harvey

Divided soul | Photographer: David Alan Harvey | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it
David Alan Harvey is a Magnum Photographer based in New York City. He has published three major books, Cuba, Divided Soul and Living Proof. He is publisher and editor of BURN Magazine.

 

"I have two aspects to my work. One is that I'm a magazine photographer, by trade, by profession, by career. In that sense, I'm trying to communicate things to viewers—readers of a magazine, but namely National Geographic, because they probably are not going to go to these places. So there's a basic desire just to communicate on a basic level. Then there's another side, where I'm trying to communicate on a more subliminal level with the subtleties of light, moment, and emotional experience."- Alan Harvey

Photo report's insight:

For much of his career, David Alan Harvey, a National Geographic staff photographer from 1978 to 1986, has trained his lens on the Hispanic world. He's traveled and photographed extensively in Spain, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Chile, Brazil, and nearly every other country in the Latin American Diaspora. Various assignments have also brought Harvey to Southeast Asia, Germany, France, and Italy, among other places. His work has appeared in a wide array of publications, including National Geographic, National Geographic Traveler, Life, The New York Times, and Sports Illustrated.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Chernobyl's Last Breath | Photographer: Diana Markosian

Chernobyl's Last Breath | Photographer: Diana Markosian | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

On April 26, 1986, reactor number four at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility in what is now the Ukraine exploded. 

For years, the Soviet authorities withheld information on Chernobyl, both from its own people and from the rest of the world. 

While many cities, towns and villages were immediately evacuated in the aftermath of the world’s worst nuclear accident, residents of Redkovka, a village just 35 km from the reactor, refused to leave.

Lida and Mikhail Masanovitz, both in their 70s, live in the desolate village. The couple were both born in Redkovka, and never considered moving out, not even after they learned about Chernobyl.

The village today lies almost empty and decrepit. It is classified a zone two, making it too dangerous for anyone to live in. Its remaining residents are living off the land, eking out their silent years in the shadow of Chernobyl.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Sailboats and Swans | Photographer: Michal Chelbin

Sailboats and Swans | Photographer: Michal Chelbin | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Sailboats and Swans, shot in seven prisons in the Ukraine and Russia over the past six years, explores what it means to be locked and constantly watched. The title refers to the idiosyncratic, and almost mocking, bucolic and fantastical murals and wallpaper backgrounds I found throughout the prisons.

 

These contradictions of life in prison abound in girls’ flowery dress prison uniforms, murderers working as nannies to other women’s babies in the new mothers’ prison, young girls serving time alongside grandmothers – perhaps witness to their own futures, and the mesmerizing human blend of fear and cruelty in the boys’ and mens’ prison – where big tattooed bodies are now zombie-like, worn down by the daily travails of trying to survive being locked up in a world devoid of hope.—Michal Chelbin

 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Dye Transfer | Mariette Pathy Allen

Dye Transfer | Mariette Pathy Allen | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Transformations" is a portfolio of 11 portraits of crossdressers that were made in the 1980s. The portfolio was produced to coincide with the publication of "Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them", in 1989. In January, 1990, the series was exhibited at the Simon Lowinsky Gallery.

Photo report's insight:

Mariette Pathy Allen has been photographing the transgender community for over 30 years. Through her artistic practice, she has been a pioneering force in gender consciousness, contributing to numerous cultural and academic publications about gender variance and lecturing throughout the globe. Her first book "Transformations: Crossdressers and Those Who Love Them" was groundbreaking in its investigation of a misunderstood community. Her second book "The Gender Frontier" is a collection of photographs, interviews, and essays covering political activism, youth, and the range of people that identify as transgender in mainland USA and won the 2004 Lambda Literary Award in the Transgender/Genderqueer category. She has also been a valuable consultant to several films about gender and sexuality.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Photo report
Scoop.it!

Midnight Blue | Photojournalist: Justin Jin

Midnight Blue | Photojournalist: Justin Jin | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it
In an old brick warehouse in a Chinese boomtown, workers have thousands of jeans to scrub before dawn. The machines they use — to create the vintage look — send into the air lung-clogging blue dust.
Photo report's insight:

Working more than a decade as an independent photojournalist with leading magazines and newspapers, I specialise in reaching people in hidden, harsh or sensitive situations. Whether tackling themes such as authoritarianism in Russia, exploitation in China or illegal immigration in Europe, I aim to get inside the worlds of the people involved. Through my photography and writing, I want to challenge preconceptions, expose hypocrisy and condemn abuse as much as I celebrate strength and humanity. For the last four years I've been based in Moscow, doing reportage and corporate assignments in Russia, China and beyond. Previously I lived in Amsterdam, working in Western Europe. I speak Russian, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese, English and Dutch. Some of my projects are commissioned, while others are self-initiated. I apply the same passion, persistence and discipline to both. I also show work in galleries and museums, including the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, which collected a body of my work. In my previous job I worked as a Reuters correspondent, covering China from Beijing and managing a financial reporting bureau in Shenzhen city. Before that, I was at Cambridge University, reading Philosophy and Political Sciences. I was born in Hong Kong in 1974.

more...
No comment yet.