Martin Middlebrook presents

Martin Middlebrook

©Martin Middlebrook

Photographe anglais, Martin Middlebrook a débuté sa carrière dans la publicité. En 2010, dans le cadre de la conférence internationale de Kaboul, il est chargé par le gouvernement afghan de réaliser une exposition et un livre – une série d’images qui sera ensuite montrée au British Museum. Source:

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Yuri Kozyrev presents

Yuri Kozyrev

©Yuri Kozyrev

As a photojournalist for the past 25 years, Yuri Kozyrev (Russia, 1963) has witnessed many world-changing events.

He started his career documenting the collapse of the Soviet Union, the last empire of our modern times, capturing the rapid changes in the former USSR for the LA Times during the 90’s. In 2001, Yuri started to cover international news. He was on the scene in Afghanistan after September 11, 2001, and lived in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2002 and 2009, arriving before the war. During those Iraqi years, he was a contract photographer for Time Magazine and traveled all over the country, photographing the different sides of the conflict. [...]

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Sea-level rise in Kiribati

Climate change / sea-level rise in Kiribati

©Kadir van Lohuizen – NOOR for New York Times – Climate change / sea-level rise in Kiribati

A Taiwanese fishing trawler has recently been swept on the beach, where it was previously stranded on the reef. Due to rising sea levels and a higher frequency of storms the reef is not the natural protection that it used to be.
Betio island is the most populated part of Tarawa, due to sea water intrusion and the high population there is a serious lack of drinking water and agricultural land.

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On the eve of independence

©Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola – South sudan: on the eve of independence

On 9th of July 2011 a new country will be born in Africa. The Republic of South Sudan will be the 54th African state and the 193rd nation in the world. But South Sudan is a very poor country, despite its large oil reserves, which account for 98 percent of its income.

South Sudan’s economy is mainly pastoral, and cattle herding is the most important activity. Agriculture and fishery are comparatively sparse, although the Nile runs through the region. [...]

Text ©Pietro Veronese

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Crashed spacecraft & white butterflies

Jonas Bendiksen

©Jonas Bendiksen

Villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft, surrounded by thousands of white butterflies. Environmentalists fear for the region’s future due to the toxic rocket fuel. Russia. Altai Territory. 2000.

Jonas Bendiksen’s Magnum Photo Page.

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Glowing lava flows

©Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson – Arctic Images

Glowing lava flows from an eruption at the Holuhraun lava field near Bardarbunga, Iceland on Sept. 2, 2014.

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Maxwell Street, Chicago

Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL. 1962

©Vivian Maier – Maxwell Street, Chicago, IL. 1962

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Sean Proctor


Katie holds her head and leans against a hotel bathroom sink as her father holds a cup of medicine for her to take, the night before an MRI in Ann Arbor. Katie fought not to take the medicine but finally submitted.

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Storm over the Grand Canyon


©Rolf Maeder / Rex Features / – A lightning storm over the Grand Canyon. HONORABLE MENTION, PICTORIAL. 2014.


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Alessandro Lovino presents – Part III

Alessandro Lovino

©Alessandro Lovino,  all rights reserved – India

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The daily Madrassa

Muhammed Muheisen

©Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Afghan refugee girls listen to their teacher during their daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. August 11, 2014.

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Cecil & Carl


©Craig Walker – The Denver Post – SECOND PLACE, CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 2014

Cecil Bethea shaves the face of his partner, Carl Shepherd, during one of Cecil’s visits to The Spearly Center, where Carl lives. They met in a bar in 1969. Forty-four years later, when Carl entered a nursing home suffering from dementia, Cecil became his guardian, making the life-long partners ineligible for a Colorado civil union, legalized in 2013.

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Ceasefire in Shuja’iyya

Oliver Weiken/EPA

©Oliver Weiken

A young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell backdropped by destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014.

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In the Wakhan corridor – Part II


©Cédric Houin

Equipped with photo, video and sound paraphernalia, transported on the backs of donkeys laden with solar panels, they trekked 180 miles along that closed corridor, from the beginning of the Hindu Kush mountains to the western Himalayas and the border of china, to meet and document the lives of these villagers, farmers, herders and nomads, prisoners of this apogee of the world surrounded by almost impassable limits.

Varial Studio Website

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Rosh Hashanah

Andrei Riskin

©Andrei Riskin - Rosh Hashanah, Uman, Ukraine, 2012

“This photo was taken in Uman, Ukraine— a place famous for hosting the yearly pilgrimage of twenty-five thousand Hassidic Jews on Rosh Hashanah. Most of them are drawn to the grave of Rabbi Nachman, the founder of the Breslov Hassidic movement who promised a year-long blessing to those who visit him on that Holiday. A few years prior to his passing away in the early 1800’s he moved to Uman from Breslov as he wanted to be buried next to those killed in a recent massacre. Throughout its history Ukraine was infamous for it’s anti-semitism  and oppression of its Jewish population, of which now there are hardly any remaining. The pilgrims, most of whom are very religious, seem to ignore the country’s grim past. Most just pray and celebrate their centuries-year-old tradition. » Andrei Riskin

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