quarta-feira, 30 de março de 2011

Carrossel Afegão

Omar Sobhani/REUTERS

Mardi 29 mars, loin de la guerre, ces enfants afghans récupèrent leur insouciance et s’amusent à se faire tourner la tête avec un tourniquet coloré. Le temps d’un instant, ils oublient que leur pays continue de s’enliser dans un conflit qui n’en finit pas...

sexta-feira, 25 de março de 2011

World Tuberculosis Day Profile: Ukraine

Misha Friedman—WHO

Kolya, a 31-year-old TB and HIV patient, lays in bed at a clinic in Mariupol

Misha Friedman—WHO
Tuberculosis also has taken root in Ukrainian prisons, where cramped quarters and poor conditions contribute to its spread. This ex-convict, now blind, suffers from extra-drug resistant TB (XDR-TB), a strain of the disease that resists most treatments. He spends most of his days lying in bed at a clinic in Donetsk

quarta-feira, 23 de março de 2011

4 Times Journalists Held Captive in Libya Faced Days of Brutality

John Moore/Getty Images
TYLER HICKS The New York Times photographer near the front line during a pause in the fighting on March 11 in Ras Lanuf, Libya. Four days later, he and three other Times journalists were taken captive by government soldiers

terça-feira, 22 de março de 2011

Obama no Brasil

Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo
Susan Walsh / AP Photo
 Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images
Agencia Estado via AP Images

Jadson Marques / Agencia Estado via AP Images

sexta-feira, 18 de março de 2011

The Coal Scavengers

A young woman stumbles as she tries to carry a large basket of coal as they illegally scavenge at an open-cast mine in the village of Bokapahari in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand where a community of coal scavengers live and work.
The contrast between India old and new is nowhere more vivid than among the villages of coal scavengers in eastern India, sitting on an apocalyptic landscape of smoke and fire from decades-old underground coal fires. While India grows ever more middle-class and awash in creature comforts, these villagers risk their lives scavenging coal illegally for a few dollars a day, and come back to homes that at any moment could be swallowed by a fresh fire-induced crack in the earth.

quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011

Here’s the Last-Known Picture of Two Missing Times Journalists

Paul Conroy/Reuters
You very rarely see what cameramen, be they video or still, look like in the field. I often wonder what is going on behind the scenes when I look at scary, intensely vivid wartime photographs. Do the photographers stick out? Are people paying attention to them? How close are they to the action? Is it terrifying? This photo, by Reuters photographer Paul Conroy, gives you a pretty good idea. It shows New York Times photographers Tyler Hicks (on the right, in the glasses) and Lynsey Addario (almost off-camera, on left) among other journalists in Ras Lanuf, Libya, as they run for cover last Friday from bombs dropped by government planes. Hicks and Addario are two of the four Times journalists that have been missing since Tuesday. The photo answers some of my questions: Yes, they are incredibly close to the action. Yes, they stick out. And yes, it looks scary as hell.

Devastation. James Nachtwey’s pictures from Japan

When the earthquake struck Japan on 2:46 p.m. JST Friday, March 11, TIME photographer James Nachtwey was at home in Thailand. In less than 48 hours, he arrived in Japan and made his way north of Sendai to Kesennuma City, where he began documenting the catastrophic devastation while under the looming fear of possible nuclear contamination. In a conversation during the assignment, Nachtwey described what he saw.  
“The scale of this is beyond belief. Any one town would be a major disaster if it had been just one town that it happened to. It would be unbelievable. This happened to every town from south of Sendai all the way to the northern end of Honshu. The entire coastline, town after town after town. It’s just apocalyptic. And it all happened between—what? How long did the actual wave to come in and go out? Half an hour? It was just a very brief span of time. the ocean just destroyed—obliterated—a huge coastal area of Japan. Heavily populated. Every town is just wiped out. Flattened.”

quarta-feira, 16 de março de 2011

Martin Schoeller

Martin Schoeller tem um estilo particular de fotografar, trabalhando a iluminação de forma quase única e sem os famosos retoques de Photoshop. A sua arte roda o mundo e encanta pela realidade exagerada.

quarta-feira, 9 de março de 2011

Chernobyl's Outskirts - 25 anos depois

They live on the border of the zone, in the same houses they lived in a quarter century ago before the disaster – too far from the reactor to join the tens of thousands who were designated victims and granted replacement housing and symbolic gestures of disability compensation. Still, they were too close to avoid the tragedy. 

The Chernobyl power plant and the reflection of reactor No. 4. The explosion of Chernobyl's No. 4 nuclear reactor in Ukraine on April 26, 1986 sent a huge cloud of radioactive dust over much of Europe.

An elderly woman and her dogs are seen in Karpilivka village, on the border of the forbidden zone

They cross illegally into the Exclusion Zone through holes in a barbed-wire fence, searching for scrap metal and scavenging the undisturbed forests for mushrooms. Once a year, with government consent, they visit graves of the deceased. Few live in the Exclusion Zone: in total only several dozen people – one or two per village. They should not be there, but remain of their own volition. 

The burial procession of Marya Petrovna Gryshenko, 87, enters the cemetery in Straholesie
On the outskirts of Chernobyl most women are widows. Portraits of lost husbands decorated with artificial flowers hang in their homes. Those worst afflicted by the radiation left this world long ago. The rest die of complications stemming from alcoholism – locals believe home-brewed vodka is the best cure for radiation. Their empty, drunken eyes hide the truth about the victims of Chernoby.

Pavlo and Olga portion out meat, after killing a pig, amongst their family.
Young people flee to cities or enlist in the army. They’ll never return. They’re all certain change will never come to this place and better lives lie elsewhere. There is nothing to count on in the present, no dream to chase for the future, and a total lack of commerce, industry, agriculture or entertainment.

Women dance on Lenin street in Lugoviki during a party for Alinka, one-month-old, who was just baptized.

What’s left? Fondly recalling memories of more than 25 years ago before Chernobyl took their loved ones, dreams and the rest of the world

Landscape inside the exclusion zone, in the village of Gubin. People cross the border illegally every day looking for scrap metal, to pick mushrooms or to hunt

A wall in the abandoned School No 1, in the city of Prypiat, which was evacuated after the nuclear explosion in Chernobyl on April 26, 1986.

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