Photographers of interest

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Very impressive use of multimedia and a clear sign that used in this way such projects can communicate their story effectively and to a wider audience than most other forms of story telling.


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Taslima Akhter is a Bangladeshi photographer and activist.

I hope this images does more than win the world press photo award. Its very telling that the photo was taken by an activist rather than a news/wire photographer. I’m glade Time have found the photographer I saw it floating around on the web a week ago with no credit. I sure this images will become photo will become a huge picture [like Pablo Bartholomew bhopal image] that will hopefully create a real differences in the realm of Bangladeshi corruption, bureaucracy, ineffective legal system and poor health and safely standards that played a big part in this tragic event along with big name brands turning a blind eye to the inevitable .

Nice to see my old boss Shahidul having a comment on the picture,

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One Day in History

In Norway, the 22nd of July 2011 has etched itself into the collective and private memory forever. That day, a car bomb killed eight people and damaged the executive government quarter in Oslo. Few hours later, 69 young people were killed at a summer camp on the island of Utøya. The camp was organized by AUF, the youth division of the ruling Norwegian Labor Party.

Around 500 survived the massacre, of whom many were badly wounded. More than half of the survivors were children and youths under the age of 18. They have returned to their daily lives now. They go to school, they hang out with friends and they fall in love. They go to bed every night and look at them selves in the mirror in the morning. But something has changed. The young survivors will live on with their scars — both visible and mental — many of which may never fully heal.

(The project is published as a book called “En dag i historien” by Pax)


Andrea Gjestvang

In 1964, still living the dream of their recently gained independence, Zambia started a space program that would put the first African on the moon catching up the USA and the Soviet Union in the space race.

Only a few optimists supported the project by Edward Makuka, the school teacher in charge of presenting the ambitious program and getting its necessary funding. But the financial aid never came, as the United Nations declined their support, and one of the astronauts, a 16 year old girl, got pregnant and had to quit.

That is how the heroic initiative turned into an exotic episode of the african history, surrounded by wars, violence, droughts and hunger.

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