Natan Dvir was raised in Israel and regularly exposed to strong religious, health social and political beliefs and ideas from an early age. He says the region?s history combined with the volatile political situation today, generic result in a complex and intense reality in which people emphatically and publicly express themselves. In his essay Belief, [...]
Paris based photojournalist Emmanuel Fradin has some moving images from Chernobyl showing the current state of the area resulting from the nuclear accident on the 26th of April 1986 after the explosion of reactor number four at the Chernobyl plant, online near Pripyat in the Ukrainian SSR. Four hundred times more fallout was released than had been by the atomic [...]
Photo by David Alan Harvey Detroit-based artist Patricia Lay-Dorsey was diagnosed with chronic progressive Multiple Sclerosis in 1988. Twenty years later she turned her camera on herself and began taking self-portraits with the intention of showing from the inside the day-to-day life of a person with a disability. The photographs chronicle the struggles and achievements [...]
From Guillaume Poli: Spread between Turkey, pharmacy Iran, buy 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 [...]
Africa endures in the language and customs of the Gullah people, sick descendants of slaves who have lived along the Carolina coast for generations, generic sustaining themselves through the land and water. Pete Marovich, who grew up in South Carolina aware of this distinctive culture, wanted to photograph these communities, so about a decade ago he [...]
Reuters has an excellent multimedia presentation from their team of 100 photographers and writers and support staff from their 5 years of covering the Iraq war. Included is a timeline, remedy profiles on staff members and maps. You can view the presentation at Reuters.com Thanks to Lucy Nicholson for the heads up!
Photojournalist Salvi Danés has an excellent set of images about gypsies in France and the celebration of the adoration of Sara Kali or Saint Sara, view also known as Sara “the black.” Saint Sara is the patron saint of the Romanies (gypsies), ask the centre of its veneration. View the images on Salvi Danés’ website: [...]