Diego Ibarra Sánchez

Photographer
   
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Nationality: Spanish
Biography: Diego Ibarra Sánchez 1982, Spain www.diegoibarra.com Diego Ibarra Sánchez is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Lebanon. Diego assumes a very critical stance regarding the use of images in our own society, defining... read on
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Caught in the crossfire

Caught in the crossfire: The right to education in eastern Ukraine

In eastern Ukraine, education is under attack. Since the armed conflict started in February 2014, more than 750 schools have been damaged or destroyed, dozens of children and teachers have been attacked, and there have been at least 37 cases of military use of schools. All of which have had profound effects on the right to education of the 670,000 children living in the areas most affected by fighting.

The armed conflict, now in its sixth year, and the resulting humanitarian crisis receives little media attention. Yet, the conflict has resulted in 13,000 deaths and 1.5 million internally displaced persons. The impact on human rights has been devastating. Violence and fragility have ravaged public and social services, including education. And the daily fighting means hundreds of thousands of children go to school in unstable, scary, and violent environments. 

The Right to Education Initiative (RTE) has investigated how education has been and continues to be, affected by this protracted crisis, given the lack of attention the crisis gets and the lack of information available. In 2018, RTE started a pilot project with the photojournalist, Diego Ibarra Sanchez, to explore creative and collaborative ways to monitor the impact of the conflict on the right to education in eastern Ukraine. The culmination of the project is the multimedia essay Caught in the crossfire: The right to education in eastern Ukraine.
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Mandela Legacy, Gambia UNDP

By Diego Ibarra / The Gambia — It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be..
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Yazidi Legacy

By Diego Ibarra / sinjar, — Yazidi Legacy is a project to give an insight into the lives of Yazidis and explore their experiences of..
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CNN: Lebanon´s turmoil

By Diego Ibarra Sánchez / Tripoli, Lebanon
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Orphans of War in Mosul

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By Diego Ibarra / Beirut, Lebanon — "Under Kafala Law: Domestic workers in Lebanon" is a project to give an insight into the lives of..
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Fear and Sport Imperil Lebanon

By Diego Ibarra / Lebanon — Poisoned, run over, and shot on sight, the country’s national animal finds itself threatened by..
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Christians under siege: Pakistan

By Diego Ibarra — Photographed for DER SPIEGEL A ray of light bathes Ashiq Masih. He holds with his hands the portrait of his..
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Pehlwani : the ancients mud wrestler

By Diego Ibarra — Pehlwani, an ancient style of wrestling, is struggling to survive in modern day Pakistan. Its roots may date..
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By Diego Ibarra — Mohammed looks out of the dirty back window of the Civil Defense´s ambulance.  He holds firmly..
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Factory Aftermath

By Diego Ibarra — Fire ravaged a textile factory complex at Karachi’s Gulbai area killing almost 300 workers trapped..
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How ISIS changed Iraqi schools

By Diego Ibarra — Iraq’s education system has been devastated by ISIS, but there’s still hope of avoiding a..
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In Shift, Pakistanis Fleeing War Flow Into Beleaguered Afghanistan

By Diego Ibarra — Through three decades of war, waves of Afghans have fled their homes along the eastern border areas, many of..
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Libya on tears 2011

By Diego Ibarra — After spreading the Arab Spring around the Muslim countries, also known as the Jasmine Revolution, on..
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Chronicles of the monsoon

By Diego Ibarra — For EL PAIS SEMANAL Pakistan has been facing natural disasters for two consecutive years. Still reeling from..
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Tripoli, a tale of two cities

By Diego Ibarra / Tripoli, Lebanon — Over the past eight years, 200 people have been killed in clashes in the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli,..
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A Superstar Televangelist in Pakistan

By Diego Ibarra / Karachi, Pakistan — The audience erupted as Aamir Liaquat Hussain, Pakistan’s premier televangelist, darted around the..
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The Afghan lovers

By Diego Ibarra / Bamyan — She is his Juliet and he is her Romeo, and her family has threatened to kill them both. Complicating..
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In Afghanistan, American Special Forces ´s Presence winds down

By Diego Ibarra — The US government has begun its gradual military drawdown in Afghanistan, bringing to an end combat..
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Football without barriers in North Nigeria

By Diego Ibarra — Nigeria has recently reached the milestone of being polio-free for a year, however, the disease has left..
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