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Documentary Photography Review | 12th July 2018

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Photo Essays

Beyond the Cotton Fields

27th August 2015 |

“He collapsed on the cot and within minutes had died in a pool of his vomit. Monocrotophos.” Renuka recalls. Gajanan Salam had become the 1373rd farmer to commit suicide in the last seven months in Maharashtra, due to failure of the cotton crop.Read More

Disappearing Home

22nd August 2015 |

Disappearing Home is a portrait of the East End’s English community at the start of the new century: it documents and explores its culture and traditions. The project depicts a glimpse into the everyday lives of the English people of East End and intends to serve as a visual representation of the identity of this community today.Read More

Kate Stanworth and Murgueros

7th July 2015 |

Please introduce the story you’re exploring…

This story looks at the lives of a group of murgueros – dancers and percussionists in Buenos Aires who form a 150-strong community, like a giant family. Murga is a … Read More

The Story of an Eviction

22nd October 2014 |

The UK has had a steady increase in the number of evictions since the year 2000 records. According to the Ministry of Justice 37,739 private and public sector tenants in 2013 saw their homes repossessed by court bailiffs. Behind each figure, a whole set of events have taken place leaving many people and families completely broken. The story of Francesca is one of these stories that largely takes place within social tenancies. It is a reflection on what it is to be a social tenant, and how becoming homeless can happen in a short space of time.Read More

VIDEO: Tim Mitchell’s A Fish Out of Water

24th September 2014 |

Tim Mitchell introduces his work, and shares the stories behind the images of his body of work ‘ A Fish Out of Water’

“Created in collaboration with social scientists, A Fish Out of Water documents the … Read More

VIDEO: Sam Ivin’s Community Nurses

16th September 2014 |

In this Documentary Photography Review video podcast photographer Sam Ivin shares the stories behind the images in his Community Nurses project.

Sam explores the everyday activities of community nurses in rural Wales, UK, and shares his … Read More

Where the Pigeons Roost

12th September 2014 |


I lost my father at the age of 12.

12 years on, I try to get to know him better.

My father was born in the city of Tver, … Read More


28th May 2014 |


Located in southern New Jersey (US), Cumberland County stretches between Salem and Cape May Counties, surrounding the Delaware Bay with 65 miles of salt marshes, where estuary merges with saltwater tides.

In the … Read More

Fighting Fire with Fire

20th May 2014 |

This photo essay documents a trip made by UK firefighters, land managers, and researchers, to participate in a “Technical Fire Management” training course in Catalonia led by the GRAF bombers (‘bombers’ being Catalan for fire fighter), Catalonia’s highly skilled forest fire fighters.Read More

Between Tides

14th May 2014 |

About 1 hour after the arrival to Zanzibar sitting in the back seat of a local taxi with my wife heading to the hotel, tragedy strikes down from no where and hits us by shock. What occurred next turned pretty much everything upside down. A boy, who looks like less the ten years old, is trying to cross the road to the other side when he suddenly and shockingly gets hit by the taxi we’re sitting in. That split second laid ground for what was to become one of my most intense experiences ever. Read More

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