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Jul 31, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
Patrick Zachmann's feature documentary film "Mare Mater" has been selected for the 6th "Cine Migrante International Festival and Formation of Immigrant Human Rights " being held in Buenos Aires in mid-September.

“This is about a journey, a journey through memories and exiles. A journey that spins and weaves all the destinies I stumble upon. The fate of the emigrants leaving their country south of... More...
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Jul 30, 2015
by Bruce Gilden
A defining characteristic of Bruce Gilden’s photography is his creative attraction to what he calls ‘characters’, and he has been tracking them down all through his career. Growing up in Brooklyn with what he describes as a ‘tough guy’ of a father, Bruce Gilden developed a love of the streets, often calling them his ‘second home’. The unique energy of the streets mesmerized Bruce, an energy that can... More...
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Jul 30, 2015
by Stuart Franklin
Last year Stuart Franklin documented the plight of migrants camped near Calais desperate to make the crossing into England by smuggling themselves across on some of the thousands of trucks that make the journey every day. Shortly after, the French government announced that they would transform a children's centre in Calais into a refuge for migrants, provoking concern that it will become "the new Sangatte."
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Jul 27, 2015
by Newsha Tavakolian
At the command of a charismatic leader, a cadre of female Kurdish soldiers is taking the battle to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria.
A colorful scarf is all that is left of Cicek Derek, who was 17 when she died a few months ago in the besieged city of Kobani, Syria, where her compatriots were unable to retrieve her body.
Cicek was one of hundreds of young Kurdish female soldiers who have... More...
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Jul 20, 2015
by Martin Parr
Martin Parr recently completed a pop show at Nice’s Théâtre de la Photographie et de l'Image, photographing the beach dwellers and then at the end of each day printing and exhibiting the new work in an ever evolving show.

Here is some text from Martin on the experience:

"Over the past three to four days I have been photographing the beach, the promenaders and anything that caught my eye along the... More...
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Jul 14, 2015
by Newsha Tavakolian
After months of negotiation between Iran and six nations, an agreement has been reached that would lift a number of economic sanctions currently leveled against Tehran in exchange for severely limiting their nuclear aspirations.

Recognized as an historic breakthrough, most welcomed the news. Newsha Tavakolian was present in Tehran when the announcement was made and documented public reaction in the... More...
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Jul 13, 2015
by Jerome Sessini
The drive from Kiev is long, the landscape monotonous. The scenery belies the intensity and the selflessness that war brings.
On the contrary, each tree that files past, each service station by the side of the road, brings me inexorably closer to the unsurpassable banality of it all.
The few words I catch in the conversations of my Ukrainian companions remind me that, at least in their minds, there... More...