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Dana Ullman was born in San Francisco and grew up in the Pacific Northwest. She is a Brooklyn-based freelance photojournalist and writer whose work focuses on humanizing...
Saturday, December 23, 2017
| Success Stories
I photographed a story last year on the government-led evictions of Tanzania’s Barabaig tribe, after the government was allowed a waiver by the World Bank that exempts them from a Indigenous People’s policy that protects these communities from issues such as evictions and land grabbing. I had a chance to reconnect with the communtiy only to find out that the Barabaig people of Mkombani had indeed been evicted again to make way for a wildlife management area. As with most everything, I couldn’t have done it without the incredible support of the International Women's Media Foundation, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and The GroundTruth Project. Many thanks to the equally exquisite Courtney Brooks, Pauline Eiferman and Parts Unknown for giving this story new light.
A piece I've been working on illuminating the realities of modern day slavery right here in New York is out at Colorlines. I had the honor of photographing Ms. Mendoza and listening to her story. Many thanks to Riya Ortiz at Damayan and Akiba Solomon at Colorlines for their support and work on this important story!
My photo story on refugee resttlement in Twin Falls, Idaho is out now in the newest issue California Sunday Magazine! Honored every time I get to enter people's lives who have so much to teach us and to have the opportunity to work with Jackie and Francesca - it all came together beautifully.
Just returning to Brooklyn after an amazing experience as an IWMF reporting fellow in Tanzania. See the work I produced there with IWMF's support for the GroundTruth Project and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) here and here. The story has also been published by PRI, the Huffington Post, Süddedeutsche Zeitung, Knack in Belgium.
So excited to announce I have been selected to participate in the International Women’s Media Foundation's African Great Lakes Reporting Trip to Tanzania this May along with some amazing fellows. Can't wait.
Read more here: https://www.iwmf.org/2016-tanzania-and-south-sudan-fellows/
Here is the second of a two-part series I've written and photographed that illuminates the experiences of older immigrants in New York City. I am very grateful to the International Center for Journalists' Community Health Reporting Fellowship for their support.
Here is the first of two-part series I've written and photographed that illuminates the experiences of older immigrants in New York City. I am very grateful to the International Center for Journalists' Community Health Reporting Fellowship for their support. Thank you also to LiveOn NY.
Images from an assignment photographing a day in the life of one American woman at Iganga Hospital's maternity ward in Uganda for the Associated Press have been published in the Fall 2015 Issue of Northeastern Magazine.
Super excited to be taking over @opensocietyfoundations Instagram account for the next week. I'll be sharing images and experiences of vulnerable youth born with albinism and what's being done to protect them in Western Uganda. Check it out!
Here's a spring wrap-up of the work I've been doing in Uganda these past months, where I am currently based. I tried to save time (since I'm on Africa Time) by wrapping things up in a newsletter. If you are interested in subscribing, you can always email me at email@example.com.
With Earth Day in mind, check out the article I wrote and photographed on land rights in Western Uganda:
As foreign companies stream into a new energy hotspot, most residents of rural Uganda are left with only broken promises and degraded land. http://narrative.ly/poisoning-the-planet/the-great-african-rip-off/
Amony Vicky, 24, spent time in prison for defending herself in a domestic violence situation. Not able to go back to the situation out of fear and stress, she lives with temporarily with a family member and deals with the stigma of being formerly incarcerated and stresses of a single mother. Her school funding was pulled due to her sentence and she is unable to earn a living while caring for her two children. Vicky shared her story with me for the project Another Kind of Prison which illuminates the gender-based issues and social constructs women face outside prison internationally, which are not addressed by incarceration.
I am currently based in Uganda until June 2015 to complete this chapter of my project with support from the Puffin Foundation. I am also available for assignments.
Please contact me via email or mobile: firstname.lastname@example.org/+256 757 502 896
Finishing up a story about Grace, a eleven-year old girl born with albinism. Grace, shown here at school, is having a difficult time adjusting to her new life. Like any girl her age, she is becoming self-conscious about being different so she alters her look by dying her hair. Grace, her brother Quizzard, also born with albinism, and their parents had to leave Rwanda because of threats to the children's lives. Albino children are especially vulnerable to human trafficking, targeted by witch doctors and their clients who use them in horrific ways like blood letting, sex or body parts, to gain wealth or health.
Happy to be getting back to the stories I began almost two years ago and reconnecting with familiar faces. Thompson, pictured, and I are traveling again to Karamoja, this time to document how land grabbing is displacing communities and destroying livelihoods in the region.
Wonderful experience working with University Neighborhood Housing Project in the Bronx these past couple weeks meeting and photographing empowered everyday people preserving culture and community in their neighborhood while overcoming poverty. Leaving for Uganda warm and inspired.
Back in New York after traveling to Texas documeting the journey of a few of the thousands of women and children fleeing inprecendented levels of violence in Central America. Check out https://insidewitness.wordpress.com/ for updates on the project which is in collaboration with graphic novelist Clio Reese Sady.
Proud to be apart of a brand new, wonderful, nurturing, redefining platform for photographers created by FotoVisura's Adriana and Graham Letorney. Guild puts the values of photographer first and I am proud to be apart of it all. Check out my new site www.ullmanphoto.com which was personally built by Adriana and Graham and discover more Guild artists: http://fotovisura.com/discover/guild