Protesters run as riot police fire teargas during a protest at Taksim Square in Istanbul on June 11, 2013. (Osman Orsal/Reuters) | Watch Live
Reblogged from fotojournalismus.
June 11, 2013, 2:34pm
Photography by Tomeu Coll
It’s a 40-hour train ride from Moscow to Vorkuta. The city, north of Russia’s Arctic Circle, was constructed in the 1930s in large part by prisoners who were part of the Soviet gulag system of forced labor. Many workers died and were buried next to the railroad they were building to connect the city to the outside world.
See the whole set on NPR.
March 20, 2013, 10:09am
Transgender prostitutes in Mumbai. Photos by Alessandro Vincenzi.
October 01, 2012, 11:07pm
Rainstorm in the slums on Flickr.
We drove around Soweto trying to find a place to stay, all were closed or we couldn’t find them. So we got something close to the airport and booked a guided tour. Got a chance to visit both the high end parts and slums. It started raining hard while we were inside one of the shack and got stuck in there for a long time. It was too dark to shoot anything in there, but at some point I gestured to one of our young guides to open the door just a bit. Then I snapped this.
One girl in our group thought this was a terrible, voyeuristic thing to do, just visiting them. I don’t think that’s entirely true. One of the guys was telling us that the reason he gets by fairly well is because he earns extra money from taking tourists around, and he had a lot to talk about, how things work and all. I had plenty of questions regarding school and organization, flood risks, government subsidies, etc. I wasn’t just snapping pictures and certainly not shoving my camera up anyone’s face. It didn’t seem any different then looking through my neighbour’s window while climbing the staircase at home.
And I’ve seen enough street kids through my travels to feel like those guys were better off. Not that I would trade places with any of them, obviously. I would have loved to get a chance to chat longer with them though.
February 15, 2012, 5:18pm
World Press Photo of the year awarded to Samuel Aranda
The international jury of the 55th annual World Press Photo Contest announced Friday that it had selected a picture by Samuel Aranda as the World Press Photo of the Year 2011.
Jurors said the photo of a veiled woman holding a wounded relative in her arms after a demonstration in Yemen captured multiple facets of the “Arab Spring” uprisings across the Middle East last year. It was taken at a field hospital inside a mosque in Sanaa on October 15.
The winning photo was selected from 101,254 images submitted by 5,247 photographers from 124 countries. (source)
Read more : www.worldpressphoto.org
February 10, 2012, 9:25am
1. An Ethiopian teenager breast feeds her baby in a rural area outside Bahir Dar. Her husband was maimed shortly after they were married and her lack of education means she must live with her family indefinitely. (16 August 2010)
2. Maya, 8, and Kishore, 13, pose for a wedding photo inside their new home, the day after the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya in North India. (26 April 2009)
3. Tahani (in pink), who married her husband Majed when she was 6 and he was 25, poses for this portrait with former classmate Ghada, also a child bride, outside their mountain home in Hajjah. Nearly half of all women in Yemen were married as children. Child marriage is outlawed in many countries and international agreements forbid the practice yet this tradition still spans continents, language and religion. (10 June 2011)
4. Rajni, 5, was woken up at 4 am and carried by her uncle to be married in a secret wedding ceremony on the Hindu holy day of Akshaya Tritiya in North India. (26 April 2009)
5. Young girls sit inside a home in the Raffai Village of Al-Zohra district outside of Al Hudayda. (09 February 2010)
February 10, 2012, 9:25am
I know they all kinda looked alike but I’m pretty sure I (illegally) crashed at a place a short walk from where this was taken back in ‘05.
Chinese police officers stand next to their vehicles as they stand watch near a Tibetan village inside the Jiuzhai Valley National Park in Jiuzhaigou, in northwestern China’s Sichuan province, on Feb. 8, 2012. China on Tuesday vowed to crack down on unrest in Tibetan areas and accused overseas activist groups and the Dalai Lama of fomenting the recent violence.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said clashes last month between Tibetans and security forces in Sichuan province were the work of criminals and were instigated by overseas groups advocating for Tibetan independence.
[Credit : Andy Wong / AP]
February 08, 2012, 10:30am