Woods shop in Peshawar

Bilawal Arbab

©Bilawal Arbab

A young laborer works at a woods shop in Peshawar, Pakistan, Nov. 10, 2014. Fire wood is a big source of domestic fuel in rural Pakistan where during winters, domestic consumers face acute shortage of Natural Gas.

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Break at a coal dump

Anil Usyan

©Anil Usyan

A labourer takes a break at a coal dump site outside Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan on November 6, 2014.

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Donkeys grazing in fields.

Steve Mc>Curry

©Steve McCurry

Qala-e-Sabzi, Afghanistan, 2007. Donkeys grazing in fields.

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Christopher Bauder installation

©Christopher Bauder

Vom 7. bis zum 9. November 2014 ist das innerstädtische Berlin von der Bornholmer Straße über den Mauerpark und die Gedenkstätte Bernauer Straße, über den Reichstag, das Brandenburger Tor ulichtgrenzend den Checkpoint Charlie bis zur Eastside-Gallery vorübergehend geteilt Die nach einer Idee von Christopher Bauder und Marc Bauder entwickelte Lichtinstallation mit rund 8000 weißen, leuchtenden Ballons ruft durch ihre emotionale visuelle Kraft die Dimension und Brutalität der Mauer in Erinnerung.

Großformatige Screens an ausgewählten Publikumsorten werden mit beeindruckenden Film-Collagen von Marc Bauder aus historischem, vielfach noch wenig bekanntem Filmmaterial aus der Zeit des Mauerfalls bespielt. An drei dieser Publikumsorte gibt es zudem umfangreiche Führungsangebote des Museumsdienstes Berlin. Informationspavillons und Aussichtsstürme, die einer besonders eindrucksvollen Perspektive auf die Lichtinstallation bieten, ergänzen das Angebot.

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Ravi Prakash

©Ravi Prakash

People walk through a sandstorm in the banks of the Ganges River in Allahabad, India, November 2014.

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L’Homme en détresse

Sebastião Salgado - Arique

©Sebastião Salgado

Pendant les années 1984-1985, avec l’organisation Médecins sans frontières, Salgado parcourt la zone du Sahel frappée par la sécheresse et la famine. Sa présence sur place au sein des camps de réfugies lui permet de rapporter les images réunies en 1986 dans l’ouvrage Sahel. L’Homme en détresse. II y montre le calvaire des victimes, la dureté de leurs conditions de vie et les dégâts causés à leur environnement.

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The water war

Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola

Two women shower off the mud from their bodies at a mineral resort on the northern shore of the Dead Sea. With much of the Jordan River waters being diverted for agricultural and industrial use, the Dead Sea has lost more than one third of its water surface in the past 50 years.  Dead Sea, Israel/Palestine. September 2009.  From ‘The water war’ series, on the water resources crisis in Israel/Palestine.

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Cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro

Claudia Jaguaribe

©Claudia Jaguaribe

Jaguaribe captures the towering cityscapes of Rio de Janeiro in all its seductive detail. Yet her images constantly appear to be on the verge of toppling over, creating disjointed views of the city that don’t appear quite right. The visual effect perhaps comments on the uncontrollable growth of the city’s shanty towns, or maybe the ecological destruction that constantly looms. « My Rio — a combination of real and created images — seems to me more coherent with how we inhabit and understand the city. »

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Bicycle & brick factory

Rebecca Conway

©Rebecca Conway
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN.  A Pakistani labourer rides a bicycle through a brick factory on the outskirts of Islamabad on January 11, 2012. Estimates suggest over 900,000 people work in around 11,000 brick factories in Pakistan, including over a quarter of a million children. Many are bonded labourers, working in dangerous conditions for an average of 270 Pakistani rupees (£1.80) a day, to pay back debts that are often passed on to their children.
More Photos here.

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Sebastião Salgado

©Sebastião Salgado

Churchgate is the terminus station of the Western railroad line, built by the British; the railroad system covers much of India. The trains are notorious for being dangerously overcrowded, 1995.

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La petit chaperon rouge





2001 a space odyssey

From « 2001 a space odyssey« 

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Carbon trade in Uganda

©Francesco Zizola

©Francesco Zizola – Carbon trade in Uganda

Locals stand amidst a cornfield that they have planted in defiance of the government laws on land declared national park. Mount Elgon, Uganda. May 2007. From the ‘Carbon trade in Uganda’ series.

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Hector Retamal

©Hector Retamal – AFP – Getty Images

Men with clothespins attached to their hands and arms play dominoes on September 22, 2014 in the Dezemitte neighbourhood in the commune of Petion-Ville, in Port-au-Prince. As part of the rules, if a player loses a game he must endure the pain of the clamped clothespins.

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Bromo Tengger Semeru

Bromo Tengger

©Ulet Ifansasti – Getty Images

A view of the Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park, with Mount Bromo, the location of the Tenggerese villages where the Tenggerese Hindu Yadnya Kasada Festival is held.  Legend says the Gods granted them 24 children but on the provision that the 25th must be tossed into the volcano in sacrifice. The 25th child, Kesuma, was finally sacrificed in this way, and the tradition of throwing sacrifices into the caldera to appease the mountain Gods continues today. August 11, 2014.

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