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Thailand blooded month | Photojournalist: Jack Picone

Thailand blooded month | Photojournalist: Jack Picone | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Jack Picone is a Bangkok based, award winning Australian Photojournalist who has been covering war zones since the early 90s. Picone has travelled from the Middle East to Eastern Europe and Africa—where he covered the 1994 Rwandan Genocide that saw over a million people murdered. In short, he’s the guy to talk to if you have any questions about catching shrapnel in Armenia, the difference between rebel wars and traditional wars, and the importance of documentary photography.

 

Jack's work is enormously diverse, characterized by insights that come from a non-intrusive approach and unhurried time spent with his subjects.

His portfolio includes portraits of artists and achievers, memorable war zone imagery and fascinating studies of tribal cultures. He has documented the drug culture of heroin addicts in the slums of Glasgow, the spirit of Australia's itinerant sheep shearers, the impact of conflict on civilians and children, the ancient rituals of body scarring and stick-fighting among the Nuba people of Sudan, and the day to day life of young Australians living with 

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Syria | Photojournalist: Javier Manzano

Syria | Photojournalist: Javier Manzano | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Two Syrian rebels take sniper positions at the heavily contested neighborhood of Karmal Jabl in central Aleppo on Oct. 18, 2012. Violence persisted on Oct. 19 with rebels and loyalists of President Bashar al-Assad locked in battle for the northwestern town of Maaret al-Numan on the Damascus-Aleppo highway linking Syria’s two biggest cities. (AFP PHOTO/JAVIER MANZANO)

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Javier Manzano is a photojournalist and filmmaker based in the United States. Born in Mexico, Manzano moved with his family to the US at the age of 18. To a large extent, Manzano's work has focused on the many cross-border issues that bind these two nations together - as estranged neighbors, vital partners and at times feeble associates. His career started in the newspaper industry as a photo- and videojournalist, and later expanded into television and electronic media. The Rocky Mountain News, Manzano's last employer, closed its doors in February of 2009. Since then, Javier has worked as a freelance photographer producing a wide range of material, from editorial and commercial, to news and documentary films.

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Humanitarian commandos | Photojournalist: Thierry Falise

Humanitarian commandos | Photojournalist: Thierry Falise | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

Free Burma Rangers teams of nurses, guerillas and porters from ethnic minorities travel deep inside Burmese territory. Their mission is to find and provide medical, moral and material relief to the hundreds of thousands of ethnic refugees hiding in the jungle from Burmese military terror.

 

Based in Bangkok, Belgian photojournalist Thierry Falise has covered South-East Asia and beyond since the late eighties, both features and news reporting (as a correspondent for Gamma photo agency and today for Bangkok-based Onasia photography agency).

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Syria's refugees| Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario

Syria's refugees| Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

"Syrian refugees are held by the Jordanians for questions regarding their identities at an unofficial crossing point at the border between Syria and Jordan at Sharjarh, Jordan, April 10, 2013. Thousands of Syirans are crossing into Jordan each day across unofficial border points between the two countries, as Syrians flee ongoing fighting in their country. The United Nations estimates that the number of Syrian refugees is currently over one million, most of whom are living in neighboring countries, straining the resources of host countries."- Lynsey Addario

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Lynsey Addario is a photojournalist based in Istanbul, Turkey, where she works for National Geographic, the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine,Fortune, and other publications. She was born on November 13, 1973, in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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Cole Larson's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:09 AM

Well Syria shot themselves in the foot on that one. Three things why their "president" (Dictator) is not very good. 1. He is very power hungry and selfish. 2. He uses CHEMICAL weapons on HIS OWN PEOPLE yeah the people are sure going to vote for you on relection day. 3. He is very inmature and is in no shape to run a country or even his own life. Back to the refuges I think that yes there will be a lot of them, but at least they won't be a open target in their own houses anymore. Jordan please take these people in as your own. They have a bad leader who seems like hurting the people who build your coiuntry is okay.

Katelyn Sesny's curator insight, October 31, 2014 12:07 PM

Provides further insight on the migration of many Syrian refugees (UN estimates there are over 1 million) who are constantly on the move for they are being threatened/unable to return home/are in no-man's-land stuck in between Jordan and Syria, etc. 

- UNIT 2

Kyle Rutherford's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:38 PM

The Syrian refugees were influenced by a major push factor: war. Refugees are people who are forced to migrate from their home country and cannot return for fear of persecution because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion. They hope to seek asylum in Jordan until war in their home country ceases but Jordan is running out of supplies to support these refugees.

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Human Project / War | Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne

Human Project / War | Photographer: Jean-Yves Lemoigne | PHOTOGRAPHERS | Scoop.it

 

"Modern man has become a cog in a very complex society. We live in a society that praises individuality on the one hand and conformity on the other. Man is an elementary particle in the global mass. The Zentai suit fits perfectly with this vision of man as an elementary particle. It makes any individual as uniform as possible. We stop distinguishing between faces, races and genders.

To begin with, the army seemed like a relevant social entity for this series. The army already has a uniform and a color. The individual is subsumed by the larger military corps. This allows me to put these characters into action in nature. I often position myself high above these little men in brightly colored suits. They can make one think of little toy soldiers shot in a hyperrealist panorama."—Jean-Yves Lemoigne

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Jean-Yves Lemoigne is a French commercial photographer. Human Project is his personal work, stemming from a desire to capture man in space. The series consists of two different bodies of work, Human Project / War, featured here, and Human Project / Tourism, in which Lemoigne juxtaposes these same suited men with emblematic places of mass tourism.

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