From Guillaume Poli: Spread between Turkey, Iran, Irak and Syria, the Kurds make the world’s biggest landless minority. In Turkey, they represent 25% of the population and despite this, they face a significant assimilation policy. Have they not been called “The Mountainous Turks” due to their original lands in the mountains in EasternTurkey ? The [...]
Since 2008, Magnum Photographer Larry Towell has made four trips to Afghanistan, where he is working on a long-term, in-depth photography project. He needs one more trip to finish the project, which will result in a book of photographs and text. Read more about the project Crisis in Afghanistan on Kickstarter.
. All we can say is that this work is very hard to look at. Getty photojournalist Brent Stirton’s story about AIDS in Ukraine which has the highest concentration of HIV+ people in Europe is a brutal story very well photographed. See the story at www.reportagebygettyimages.com
Afghanistan based photojournalist Zalmaï has an essay about the ongoing internal conflicts between La FARC and other paramilitary groups In Colombia that have forced more than 3.3 million flee their homes and seek shelter elsewhere in the country. The displaced people mostly come from the countryside and move to big cities like Bogota, Medellin, or Cartagena. [...]
Freelance journalist Shane Bauer’s multimedia piece about San Francisco’s Tenderloin that is home to most of the city’s 518 single room occupancy hotels. Their eight by ten foot rooms are home to the mentally ill, HIV patients, transsexuals and drug addicts. See more about Bauer’s Hotel Poverty project on Vewd.org
David Holloway takes a look at the National Champion Chuckwagon Races held in Clinton, Arkansas. See David’s work on A Photo A Day. More of David’s work can be found on his website onethousandwords.net.
When I started looking at photojournalist Justin Mott’s website, I could not get past the first essay. It just plain stopped me cold. Mott has an excellent essay about the Ba Vi Orphanage near Hanoi, Vietnam that is caring for 124 severely disabled and abandoned children that are believed to be 3rd generation Agent Orange [...]