Part IV Featuring: Tako Robakidze (Tbilisi, Georgia) Javier Alvarez (Brooklyn, New York), Anne Ackermann (Speyer, Germany), M'hammed Kilito (Rabat, Morocco), Andoni Lubaki (Bilbao, Spain), Caroline Gutman (Washington, DC & Philadelphia, PA), Arin Yoon (Fort Leavenworth, Kansas), Omar Havana (Brussels, Belgium), Santi Donaire (Spain), Lisa Elmaleh (Paw Paw, West Virginia)
Andoni Lubaki's series 'Ukraine's War' was exhibited at the Aiete Cultural House in San Sebastian City.
Caption: In Chirkunye, Kharkiv, Ukraine, a man watches the hole that a mortar made in his roof on Wednesday May 11, 2022. The Russian invasion of Ukraine by order of Vladimir Putin in February 2022 produced large displacements of people and had a great reaction from public opinion and political forces around the world. Russian military forces entered Ukraine territory on Feb. 24, 2022.
Anne Ackermann launches new book 'This life is a mix of poison and honey.'
Caption: Young people enjoy themselves during a night out in a club in the Albanian capital of Tirana.
Photo by Anne Ackermann.
Based in Speyer.
On assignment for Inside Climate News, Caroline Gutman photographed the story "A Vast Refinery Site in Philadelphia Is Being Redeveloped and Called ‘The Bellwether District.’ But for Black Residents Nearby, Justice Awaits." The article was reported by Victoria St. Martin with story support by Deep Indigo Collective.
Caption: Debbie Robinson sits for a portrait in her bedroom in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 2022. For 20 years, Robinson has helped organize community efforts near her home to clean up the former Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refinery, which was also the site of a fire and multiple explosions on June 21, 2019. According to environmental officials, nearby soil and groundwater are contaminated with lead and hydrocarbons including benzene. Robinson herself now takes a regimen of medication for lung disease, kidney disease, diabetes and asthma. “I was fine,” Robinson said. “And then all of a sudden I’m on an oxygen machine.”
On assignment for NPR, Arin Yoon recreated the story behind her name.Caption: My name comes from my mother's conception dream, called 태몽 "taemong" in Korean. Conception dreams are common in Asian cultures, usually dreamt by the mother or someone close to her before or while she is pregnant that foretells the coming of a child. It is the relationship between the dreamer and the symbols in the dream that is meaningful. Common symbols are those found in nature, animals, fruits and jewels. My mom had her taemong as I was growing in her belly but she didn't know it yet. For my wedding, she wrote a poem about it:
M'hammed Kilito's series 'Before it's Gone' exhibited at the 2022 Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA) exhibition at the Leica Camera Ernst Leitz Museum in Wetzlar, Germany.
Caption: Youth emigration is one of the major problems facing the oases of southern Morocco. Many of the young people I met are considering crossing illegally to the Canary Islands due to global warming, water crises, lack of job opportunities, isolation and lack of primary resources. This has a negative impact on the maintenance of the oases, which need their youth to take care of them. Hicham emigrated to France for a year and after doing several difficult and poorly paid jobs, he decided to return to Morocco. To his surprise, no one encouraged him. Especially his family, who he thought would support him in his decision, had a very negative reaction. Today, Hicham is a fulfilled young man, happy to be in Morocco. He lives in Guelmim, works in a school and is active in the education and associative field. 2021.
Photo by M'hammed Kilito.
Based in Rabat, Morocco.
Santi Donaire's story "New law in Spain could help families in their search for long lost relatives" was published by National Geographic.
Caption: A group of relatives of victims of those who disappeared under Franco's dictatorship embrace after learning the news that a local judge will investigate the crimes that occurred in 1940, in Paterna, Spain, in 2017. In the cemetery of Paterna there are more than 100 mass graves, where 2,238 people were killed by the military regime between the years 1939 and 1956. According to the latest official studies, in Spain there are more than 114,000 people disappeared by the dictatorship.