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Documentary Photography Review | 17th July 2017

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Photo Essays

Sam Ivin and Lingering Ghosts

3rd May 2014 |

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 … Read More

VIDEO: Jonathan Goldberg and Grow Heathrow

1st May 2014 |

For the in-depth interview with Jonathan – discussing his personal projects, and his experiences as a photographer, check out Episode 5 of the audio podcast series – PODCAST: An interview with Jonathan Goldberg

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The Spanish Crisis

22nd April 2014 |

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.Read More

Artisans

19th April 2014 |

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.Read More

Children, Cancer and the Crab of Sanctions

23rd March 2014 |

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.Read More

Beggi

18th March 2014 |

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. Read More

Puppet Show

15th March 2014 |

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.Read More

Jondo

4th March 2014 |

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.Read More

Downtown Eastside Vancouver BC

28th February 2014 |

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.Read More

Food Bank Britain

27th February 2014 |

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 … Read More