Vilhelm Stokstad

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Out of the Shadows
Location: Stockholm
Nationality: Swedish
Biography: My main interest lies in documentary photography. In 2013 i started working on the project  Voluntourism , investigating the phenomenon of mixing volunteer work with vacation. As the larger NGOs and more established volunteer agencies,... read on
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Out of the Shadows
Credits: vilhelm stokstad
Date of Work: 09/17/16 - 09/19/16
Updated: 08/01/17
Location: Yangon, Myanmar
Strict gender roles, colonial legislation and religion have long restricted Burmese sexuality. In Yangon a new movement is emerging as LGBTI persons are coming out of the shadows.
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Copper With A Cost

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Findings show how unsustainable extraction of copper, a mineral frequently used in ICT products, has caused environmental degradation and adverse..
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Questioned Identity

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Race, religion and statelessness in Modi´s India. 100,000s of Indians are being stripped of their citizenship. In the northeastern state of..
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The Gravediggers of Raqqa

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Death is everywhere in Raqqa . Sometimes it lurks beneath the mountains of bomb-blasted rubble and pancaked buildings. Other times it peeks out..
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Children of Mosul

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Children of Mosul - Life after ISIS in a city of ruins.  Almost a year after the liberation of Mosul, the old city is still in ruins, dead..
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Myanmar's Lost Generations

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Kachin Youth Locked in Protracted Conflict For the young generations in Myanmar's conflict-ridden north, war controls everything. Ongoing since..
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Transnistria

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Transdniestr is a predominantly Russian populated narrow strip of land on the east bank of the Dniestr River. It declared its independence from..
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Myanmar's drug epidemic

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Myanmar is the second largest producer of opium in the world, after Afghanistan, and it is the main source of Methamphetamine. Farmers and workers..
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For God’s Sake

By Vilhelm Stokstad — In what is often called the worlds most secularized country the church is declining, with around 70 000 active dissidents each year. But a few is..
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Escalating violence in Myanmar

By Vilhelm Stokstad — Over the last couple of months, the Burmese military has intensified its attacks on rebel groups in north and northeastern Burma. According to..
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Voluntourism

By Vilhelm Stokstad — VOLUNTOURISM Travel to make a difference - For better or worse By Vilhelm Stokstad “It's exactly like going to Magaluf, except you hug..
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