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Documentary Photography Review | 20th August 2018

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Photo Essays

Well of Death Riders

18th February 2014 |

Allahabad’s Well of Death riders who risk life and limb daily to earn money at local melas (fairs) by driving cars and motorcycles inside a temporary cylindrical structure about 25 feet high and 30 feet across. The cars are held in the air by centripetal force and needless to say there’s very little room for error. The Well of Death is extremely risky for both performers and audience members, but regardless, it frequently draws a huge crowd

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Shepherd 2.0

8th February 2014 |

In 2011, Andrea went to San Vito (CA), Monte Porceddus Valley, located in southeast Sardinia (Italy), by bike for wwoofing (WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Linking volunteers with organic farms and growers). Two years later, he is still there with his wife Sara and five-month-old daughter, Nadia. He sold his bike to buy a horse, quit his job as a contract manager for a company in Reggio Emilia (Italy), met his actual wife and a year ago started his new life as shepherd. Now they have 18 sheep, 2 goats, 3 horses, some hens, cats and dogs.

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My Green Place on the Bay

18th January 2014 |

Whilst doing my master’s degree (MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography) at London College of Communication, which I have just graduated from, I became fascinated by the rich history of Greenwich and started exploring themes of time, ancestry and memory within the borough I live through the medium of photography.

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Blackwater Street

2nd December 2013 |

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh is one of the populous cities in the world. An unexpected rapid rate of growing urban population has made this city unable to cope with changing situations due to their internal resource constraints and management limitations. As a common and regular problem of the city, Dhaka city have been facing extensive water logging during the monsoon (May to October) over the last decade.

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Heart of Garbage

12th August 2013 |

‘Heart of Garbage’. It is based on the world’s most efficient garbage recycling community called Mokattam Garbage Village, whose inhabitants are called the Zabbaleen. What began as a squatters’ area, is now spread over 5.8 square kilometers interspersed with buildings having on an average of 5-6 stories.

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Tackling child trafficking in Malawi

1st August 2013 |

In many Asian and African countries, parents allow their children to go with a family friend or relative to work in an hotel or as a domestic maid believing they will be looked after, fed, clothed, go to school and send money home.

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Life in the Jordan Valley

27th July 2013 |

Hugging the West Bank of the Jordan River from which most of the Occupied Palestinian Territories derive their name, the Jordan Valley represents a little-reported but highly active site of conflict within the region.

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Saving the Waggle Dance – Urban beekeeping in London

21st July 2013 |

This documentary photography project is the beginnings of an exploration into urban bee keeping in London, currently focused on South East London where I live.

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Africa’s Freedom Railway

12th July 2013 |

With its weary machinery, cumbersome management and inevitable delays, the Uhuru (or Freedom) Railway doesn’t inspire much pride these days.

It wasn’t always so.

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A Day of Protest

2nd July 2013 |

With the recent negative press surrounding the strong armed tactics of the Met police and the anarchistic behaviour of the G8 protesters in London on the 12th June, this body of work was undertaken with the intention of documenting a truthful account the days event to what is quickly becoming the ugly sibling to the G8 summit.

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