Sam submitted his work to a competition I was invited to co-judge, which focused on migration. His very distinctive images were awarded 1st prize, and I asked Sam if he would share with Documentary Photography Review details of …
Ever since its real estate bubble burst in 2008, Spain has been on a downward spiral sparking a financial crisis that has spread throughout the country. Dubbed “The Spanish Crisis” Spain currently has one of the highest unemployment rates in Europe at 26% throwing millions out of work and unable to keep up with mortgage and rent payments.
My ‘Artisans’ project is documenting traditional crafts and Malcolm Tysoe Ltd are a traditional music shop specializing in violins, violas and cellos. I was welcomed by Dante Zufolo who demonstrated some of the techniques used to restore instruments which can be a very time consuming and delicate process. The equipment and skills have changed little over the years and it was fascinating to see how a violin could be restored from a condition that would I think appear to be beyond saving to an untrained observer.
The real victims of the escalating economic sanctions imposed on Iran are ordinary people and not the men of power accused of being in search of Nuclear Bombs. Although US and European Union claimed that the sanctions would not include Humanitarian Aid, a glance at the real immediate outcomes makes one wonder what these powers really mean by Humanitarianism.
This is Bergvin Oddson or Beggi as he’s also known. He is a husband, father of two, a student at The University of Iceland where he study’s politics, a standup comedian, a hard worker, a published writer and he is also blind. Beggi hasn’t always been blind. He lost his site in 2001 at the age of 15. He got the herpes virus, the same one that you get on your lips and bugs you for few days.
After every five years, the time for general election comes in Bangladesh, bringing with it a fresh season of despair and uncertainty. For the last couple of months, the nation has been passing through sheer horror and uncertainty due to the ongoing fierce political unrest that sparked from a couple of issues.
Jondo is a photographic work based on the search of the sentiment “jondo” within contemporary Calé communities inheriting the flamenco practice. Jondo is a word that refers to a dark and broken singing, common in pioneers flamenco singers.
Vancouver Downtown Eastside is the biggest open air drugs market in North America and has been cited for years by Statistics Canada as one of the country’s poorest postal codes and likely remains Canada’s poorest urban area. It’s an area inhabited by low-income residents, now widely known as home to drug users and a myriad of drug dealers; as the community of last refuge for the mentally ill; as a ghetto filled with less than substandard housing; as a dangerous but accepting refuge for the homeless; as the nexus of crime for Greater Vancouver; as the danger-filled workplace for marginalized prostitutes; and as the destination of last resort for society’s discards.
Over 350,000 people received three days’ emergency food from Trussell Trust foodbanks between April and September 2013, triple the numbers helped in the same period last year. The Trussell Trust says that UK food poverty is getting worse …